Threat Encyclopedia

JS_NEMUCOD.XYZD

Publish date: February 02, 2016

ANALYSIS BY

Janus Agcaoili


ALIASES:

JS/Downloader.Agent (AVG), JS/Nemucod.D.gen (FPROT)

PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It does not have any propagation routine.

It does not have any backdoor routine.

It executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

It does not have any information-stealing capability.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

JS

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

11 Jan 2016

Payload:

Connects to URLs/IPs, Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Propagation

This Trojan does not have any propagation routine.

Backdoor Routine

This Trojan does not have any backdoor routine.

Download Routine

This Trojan connects to the following website(s) to download and execute a malicious file:

  • http://{Domain}/counter/?id={Malware Generated ID}&rnd=6651491
  • http://{Domain}/counter/?id={Malware Generated ID}&rnd=6651492
  • http://{Domain}/counter/?id={Malware Generated ID}&rnd=6651493

It saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %User Temp%\1786741.exe - detected as TROJ_KOVTER.XYZD
  • %User Temp%\1786742.exe - detected as TSPY_MIUREF.K
  • %User Temp%\1786743.exe - non-malicious file containg codes to terminate self

(Note: %User Temp% is the user's temporary folder, where it usually is C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit); C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.)

It then executes the downloaded files. As a result, malicious routines of the downloaded files are exhibited on the affected system.

Information Theft

This Trojan does not have any information-stealing capability.

NOTES:

The variable {domain} may be any of the following:

  • {BLOCKED}sa.com
  • {BLOCKED}mochis.com
  • {BLOCKED}vi.co.il

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.800

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

12.266.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

11 Jan 2016

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

12.267.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

12 Jan 2016

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

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Remove malware/grayware files dropped/downloaded by JS_NEMUCOD.XYZD. (Note: Please skip this step if the threats listed below have already been removed.)

Step 4

Search and delete these files

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There may be some 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%\1786743.exe

Step 5

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as JS_NEMUCOD.XYZD. 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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