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Threat Encyclopedia

HTML_FAKEAV.SMME

ANALYSIS BY

Roland Marco Dela Paz


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This is the Trend Micro detection for files that exhibit certain behaviors.

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

HTML, HTM

Initial Samples Received Date:

14 Apr 2011

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be hosted on a website and run when a user accesses the said website.

NOTES:

Other Details

This is the Trend Micro detection for:

  • Malicious HTML files that display fake alerts warning users of infection. It also displays fake scanning results of the affected system, which may then lead to prompting the user to download and execute a malicious executable file.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

7.977.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

15 Apr 2011

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Close all opened browser windows

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as HTML_FAKEAV.SMME. 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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