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Virus Profile: Generic PWS.ak!0980BF11

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 11/5/2008
Date Added: 11/5/2008
Origin: Unknown
Length: 104448
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Password
DAT Required: 5424
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Description

This is a Trojan detection. Unlike viruses, Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include e-mail, malicious or hacked Web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.

Indication of Infection

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.

Methods of Infection

Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that the executable is something beneficial. Distribution channels include IRC, peer-to-peer networks, newsgroup postings, e-mail, etc.

   

Virus Characteristics

File PropertyProperty Value
FileName0fe10e~1.exe
McAfee DetectionGeneric PWS.ak
Length104,448 bytes
CRC0980BF11
MD52434D32C5CB16CC7CF646BB48B3B1371
SHA15A74F49F8AAC31F1A6BDA958CA8B7FB24EF4E8EE

Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NameDetection Name
AVG (GriSoft)PSW.OnlineGames_r.G
AviraTR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
eSafe (Alladin)Suspicious file
FortiNetSuspicious
KasperskyTrojan-GameThief.Win32.Magania.ajgg
microsoftpws:win32/frethog.aj
pandaSuspicious file
Trend MicroTSPY_ONLINEG.AAT
vba32Trojan-GameThief.Win32.Magania.aigw

Avert® Labs has observed the following system activities:

ActivityRisk Level
Enumerates running processes
Medium
Writes executable in the windows folder
Low

System Changes

These are general defaults for typical path variables. (Although they may differ, these examples are common.):
%WinDir% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%SystemDir% = \WINDOWS\SYSTEM (Windows 98/ME), \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows XP/Vista), \WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT/2000)
%ProgramFiles% = \Program Files

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\klif.sys
  • The following registry elements have been created:

  • hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\services\kavsys\
    • errorcontrol = 1
    • imagepath = \??\c:\windows\system32\drivers\klif.sys
    • start = 1
    • type = 1
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    All Users:

    Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:

    1.Disable System Restore .

    2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

    3.Run a complete system scan.

    Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

    1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.

    On windows XP:

    Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
    When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
    Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator password
    Issue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
    Follow onscreen instructions
    Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.


    On Windows Vista and 7:

    Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
    Click on "Repair Your Computer"
    When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
    Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
    Follow onscreen instructions
    Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.