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Threat Encyclopedia

PE_PARITE.A


ALIASES:

Virus:Win32/Parite.B (Microsoft), W32.Pinfi (Symantec), W32/Pate.b (McAfee), Virus.Win32.Parite.b (Kaspersky), W32/Parite-B (Sophos), Win32.Parite.b (Sunbelt)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

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

  • Threat Type:File infector

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

5.883.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

01 Apr 2008

Step 1

DAMAGE CLEANUP TEMPLATE

Step 2

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

Step 3

Remove the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded PE_PARITE.A. (Note: Please skip this step if the threat(s) listed below have already been removed.)

Step 4

Remove the malware/grayware file dropped/downloaded by PE_PARITE.A. (Note: Please skip this step if the threat(s) listed below have already been removed.)

Step 5

Delete this registry key

[ Learn More ]

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
    • PINF

Step 6

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as PE_PARITE.A. 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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