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Threat Encyclopedia

BKDR_ANDROM.NTW

ANALYSIS BY

Mark Joseph Manahan


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type:Backdoor

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.662.04

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

17 Jan 2013

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

9.663.00

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Remove malware/grayware files that dropped/downloaded BKDR_ANDROM.NTW

    JAVA_DLOADER.NTW

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as BKDR_ANDROM.NTW

Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 5

Delete this registry value

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Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • SunJavaUpdateSched = "%System Root%\Documents and Settings\All Users\svchost.exe"
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run
    • {random number} = "%System Root%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Local Settings\Temp\ms{random characters}.{extension name}"
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows
    • Load = "%User Temp%\ms{random}.{extension name}"

Step 6

Delete the registry entry with an unknown data value

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Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.

 
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run
    • {random number} = "%System Root%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Local Settings\Temp\ms{random characters}.{extension name}"
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
    • {malware path}\{malware name}.exe = "{malware path}\{malware name}.exe:*:Enabled:{malware name}"

Step 7

Search and delete these files

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There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
%User Temp%\{random number}.exe
%System Root%\Documents and Settings\All Users\ms{random number}.dat

Step 8

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as BKDR_ANDROM.NTW. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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