Virus Profile: W32/Pate.a!4529ED23935C

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 3/10/2013
Date Added: 3/10/2013
Origin: Unknown
Length: 1169150
Type: Trojan
Subtype: Win32
DAT Required: 7009
Removal Instructions


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

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionW32/Pate.a
Length1169150 bytes

Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
AVG (GriSoft)Win32/Parite
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/Pinfi.A

Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.

ActivitiesRisk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Process attempts to call itself recursivelyLow
No digital signature is presentInformational

McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaW32/Pate.a
McAfee SupportedW32/Pate.a

System Changes

Some path values have been replaced with environment variables as the exact location may vary with different configurations.
%WINDIR% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista/7), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%PROGRAMFILES% = \Program Files

The following files were analyzed:


The following files have been added to the system:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\McAfee Total Protection 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Adobe Photoshop CS5 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\RapidShare Killer AIO 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\windows xp pro corp sp3 valid-key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Adobe Illustrator CS4 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\BitDefender AntiVirus 2010 Keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Twitter FriendAdder 2.1.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Microsoft.Windows 7 ULTIMATE FINAL activator+keygen x86.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\youtube music downloader 1.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\youtube music downloader 1.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Norton Internet Security 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\winrar v3.x keygen razor.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Starcraft2.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Norton Anti-Virus 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Blaze DVD Player Pro v6.52.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Daemon Tools Pro 4.50.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Microsoft.Windows 7 ULTIMATE FINAL activator+keygen x86.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Starcraft2 keys.txt.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Rapidshare Auto Downloader 3.8.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\RapidShare Killer AIO 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Uniblue RegistryBooster 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Divx Pro 7 + keymaker.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\BitDefender AntiVirus 2010 Keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Starcraft2 keys.txt.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\VmWare 7.0 keygen.exe
  • %TEMP%\ndaC.tmp
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\windows 2008 enterprise server vmware virtual machine.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Anti-Porn v13.5.12.29.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\sophos antivirus updater bypass.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\pdf password remover (works with all acrobat reader).exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\PDF to Word Converter 3.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.6.1 Portable.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Ashampoo Snap 3.02.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\pdf password remover (works with all acrobat reader).exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\McAfee Total Protection 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\myspace theme collection.exe
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\statcpe.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Starcraft2 key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Rapidshare Auto Downloader 3.8.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\vmware keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\PDF-XChange Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Starcraft2 REGION-UNLOCKER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\windows xp pro corp sp3 valid-key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Ad-aware 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Mp3 Splitter and Joiner Pro v3.48.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Tuneup Ultilities 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Adobe Photoshop CS5 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.6.1 Portable.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\cleanmypc registry cleaner v6.02.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Starcraft2.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\total commander7 license+keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\RapidShare Killer AIO 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Kaspersky AntiVirus 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\cleanmypc registry cleaner v6.02.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\sophos antivirus updater bypass.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Kaspersky AntiVirus 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Google SketchUp 7.1 Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Image Size Reducer Pro v1.0.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\sophos antivirus updater bypass.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\pdf password remover (works with all acrobat reader).exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Anti-Porn v13.5.12.29.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\adobe acrobat reader keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\windows xp pro corp sp3 valid-key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\alcohol 120 v1.9.7.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Starcraft2 key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\MagicISO Magic ISO Maker v5.5.0276 Cracked.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\DVD Tools Nero [private subnet].exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Mp3 Splitter and Joiner Pro v3.48.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\windows 2008 enterprise server vmware virtual machine.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\limewire pro v4.18.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Mp3 Splitter and Joiner Pro v3.48.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\super utilities pro 2009 11.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\PDF Unlocker v2.0.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\vmware keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\internet download manager v5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Starcraft2.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\power iso v4.2 + keygen axxo.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\windows2008 keygen and activator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Tuneup Ultilities 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\VmWare 7.0 keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Blaze DVD Player Pro v6.52.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Norton Anti-Virus 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Sony Vegas Pro v9.0a incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\DVD Tools Nero [private subnet].exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\download boost 2.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\limewire pro v4.18.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Starcraft2 SERVER-CHANGER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\AVS Video Converter v6.3.1.365 CRACKED.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\PDF to Word Converter 3.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Winamp.Pro.v7.33.PowerPack.Portable+installer.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Twitter FriendAdder 2.1.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\internet download manager v5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\myspace theme collection.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Google SketchUp 7.1 Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Download Accelerator Plus v9.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\motorola, nokia, ericsson mobil phone tools.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Trojan Killer v2.9.4173.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Image Size Reducer Pro v1.0.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\windows2008 keygen and activator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Blaze DVD Player Pro v6.52.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\PDF-XChange Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Tuneup Ultilities 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\YouTubeGet 5.4.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\nero 9 keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\winrar v3.x keygen razor.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.5.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Norton Internet Security 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\PDF Unlocker v2.0.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\winrar v3.x keygen razor.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\MagicISO Magic ISO Maker v5.5.0276 Cracked.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Starcraft2 keys.txt.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Norton Anti-Virus 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\AVS Video Converter v6.3.1.365 CRACKED.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Uniblue RegistryBooster 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\adobe acrobat reader keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\nero 9 keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\total commander7 license+keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Starcraft2 SERVER-CHANGER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Starcraft2 REGION-UNLOCKER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Trojan Killer v2.9.4173.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Sony Vegas Pro v9.0a incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\myspace theme collection.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Windows 7 Ultimate keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\g-force platinum v3.7.5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Winamp.Pro.v7.33.PowerPack.Portable+installer.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Divx Pro 7 + keymaker.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.5.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Anti-Porn v13.5.12.29.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Divx Pro 7 + keymaker.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\alcohol 120 v1.9.7.exe
  • %WINDIR%\wmsuth.dll
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Download Accelerator Plus v9.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\g-force platinum v3.7.5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Starcraft2 REGION-UNLOCKER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\YouTubeGet 5.4.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\anydvd hd v. beta incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\windows2008 keygen and activator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\PDF Unlocker v2.0.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Adobe Photoshop CS5 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\windows 2008 enterprise server vmware virtual machine.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Ad-aware 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\McAfee Total Protection 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\download boost 2.0.exe
  • %TEMP%\Twain001.Mtx
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Ashampoo Snap 3.02.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Twitter FriendAdder 2.1.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Starcraft2 SERVER-CHANGER.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\vmware keygen.exe
  • %TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\TMP4351$.TMP
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\limewire pro v4.18.3.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\alcohol 120 v1.9.7.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Download Accelerator Plus v9.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Daemon Tools Pro 4.50.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\BitDefender AntiVirus 2010 Keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\AVS Video Converter v6.3.1.365 CRACKED.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\MagicISO Magic ISO Maker v5.5.0276 Cracked.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Daemon Tools Pro 4.50.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\DVD Tools Nero [private subnet].exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Sony Vegas Pro v9.0a incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\PDF-XChange Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Grand Theft Auto Episodes From Liberty City 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Starcraft2 key generator.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\power iso v4.2 + keygen axxo.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.5.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Trojan Killer v2.9.4173.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\anydvd hd v. beta incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\g-force platinum v3.7.5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Adobe Illustrator CS4 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Uniblue RegistryBooster 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\VmWare 7.0 keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Winamp.Pro.v7.33.PowerPack.Portable+installer.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\K-Lite Mega Codec v5.6.1 Portable.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Ad-aware 2010.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\youtube music downloader 1.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Image Size Reducer Pro v1.0.1.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Rapidshare Auto Downloader 3.8.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Adobe Illustrator CS4 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\anydvd hd v. beta incl crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\my grokster\motorola, nokia, ericsson mobil phone tools.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\adobe acrobat reader keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\YouTubeGet 5.4.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\total commander7 license+keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Microsoft.Windows 7 ULTIMATE FINAL activator+keygen x86.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\PDF to Word Converter 3.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\My Shared Folder\Google SketchUp 7.1 Pro.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Windows 7 Ultimate keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Kaspersky AntiVirus 2010 crack.exe
  • %TEMP%\IXP000.TMP\Bluetooth.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\super utilities pro 2009 11.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\nero 9 keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Norton Internet Security 2010 crack.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\download boost 2.0.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\motorola, nokia, ericsson mobil phone tools.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\grokster\My Grokster\Windows 7 Ultimate keygen.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\morpheus\my shared folder\internet download manager v5.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\limewire\shared\Ashampoo Snap 3.02.exe

The following files were temporarily written to disk then later removed:

  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\Bluetooth.exe
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\stacss.exe
  • %TEMP%\Bvv..bat

The following registry elements have been created:


The following registry elements have been changed:


The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • hxxp://*****

E-mails Sent:
To: (Varies, the following have been observed)

  •[Domain Removed]
  • winrar@[Domain Removed]
  • cpxlate@[Domain Removed]
  • charsets@[Domain Removed]
  • tjh@[Domain Removed]
  • vmlich@[Domain Removed]
  • eay@[Domain Removed]
  • Reads email addresses from Email Lists
  • openssl-core@[Domain Removed]
  • jimaz@[Domain Removed]
  • cro@[Domain Removed]
  • provision@[Domain Removed]
  • unicode-inc@[Domain Removed]
  • user1@Attempts to send emails to local domains
  • alex@[Domain Removed]
  • vente@[Domain Removed]

From: (Varies, the following have been observed)

  • e-cards@[Domain Removed]
  • update@[Domain Removed]
  • resume-thanks@[Domain Removed]
  • invitations@[Domain Removed]
  • order-update@[Domain Removed]

Subject: (Varies, the following have been observed)

  • You have received A Hallmark E-Card!
  • You have got a new message on Facebook!
  • Thank you from Google!
  • Your friend invited you to Twitter!
  • Laura would like to be your friend on hi5!
  • Shipping update for your order


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.


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