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Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_FAKEAL.GG

ANALYSIS BY

Christopher Daniel So


ALIASES:

Trojan:Win32/Tibs (Microsoft); Trojan.FakeAV!gen36 (Symantec); FakeAlert-AntiVirusPro.gen.f (McAfee); Trojan-Downloader.Win32.FraudLoad.xxoq (Kaspersky); W32/FakeAlert.PCK!tr (Fortinet)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

7.752.19

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

08 Jan 2011

Step 1

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

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TROJ_FAKEAL.GG

Step 3

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 4

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • upd32.exe = %User Temp%\upd32.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • {random number} = %User Temp%\{random number}.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • WarnOnZoneCrossing = 0
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    • Use FormSuggest = Yes
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
    • BootData = %User Temp%\{random number}.exe

Step 5

Search and delete this file

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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}
  • %Start Menu%\Programs\System Defragmenter\System Defragmenter.lnk
  • %Desktop%\System Defragmenter.lnk

Step 6

Reset Internet security settings

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Step 7

Search and delete the file detected as TROJ_FAKEAL.GG

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files in the search result.

Step 8

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TROJ_FAKEAL.GG 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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