Virus Profile: Generic PWS.y!36A9C9D738A9

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 4/3/2014
Date Added: 4/3/2014
Origin: Unknown
Length: 122880
Type: Trojan
Subtype: -
DAT Required: 7396
Removal Instructions
   
 
 
   

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

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionGeneric PWS.y
Length122880 bytes
MD536a9c9d738a9d8aa2c00e027cab7b5cd
SHA1c504de9b8723bc2f6343af00e37423b566ea223d


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
EMSI SoftwareGen:Trojan.Heur.RX.hm0@Xu9xd5oO (B)
ahnlabSpyware/Win32.Vkont
avastWin32:Malware-gen
AVG (GriSoft)PSW.Generic12.AGNT (Trojan horse)
aviraTR/Dropper.Gen
KasperskyTrojan-Spy.Win32.Vkont.ha
BitDefenderGen:Trojan.Heur.RX.hm0@Xu9xd5oO
Dr.WebTrojan.Siggen6.12706
F-ProtW32/VB-Backdoor-PWNF-based!Maxi (suspicious)
FortiNetW32/Vkont.HA!tr
SymantecSuspicious.Cloud.2.A
EsetWin32/Spy.VB.NWB trojan
normanTroj_Generic.TFVOW
SophosMal/Behav-035
Trend MicroTROJ_GEN.R047C0RCU14
vba32Malware-Cryptor.VB.gen.1

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Disables the Windows Task Manager.High
Modifies Windows security center settings.High
Adds or modifies system policies. Could be used to prevent the or detour the use of common system tools.High
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric PWS.y
McAfee SupportedGeneric PWS.y



System Changes

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


The following files were analyzed:

C504DE9B8723BC2F6343AF00E37423B566EA223D

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\DISABLETASKMGR = 49
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\UACDISABLENOTIFY = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\ENABLELUA = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\HACKER.EXE = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\Hacker.exe

   

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows:


1. Disable Windows System Restore. For instructions, please refer to: https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

2. Update your McAfee Anti-Virus product to the latest version (when possible), and ensure the latest DAT and Engine and any applicable EXTRA.DATs are installed.

3. Run a full system scan. (On-Demand Scan)

4. Reboot, as soon as it is convenient, to ensure all malicious components are removed.

   

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