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Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_FAKEAV.MVA

ANALYSIS BY

Kathleen Notario


PLATFORM:

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

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

Identify and terminate files detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.MVA

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  1. If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  2. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 3

Delete this registry key

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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_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
    • {3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    • SM{random}.DocHostUIHandler
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
    • 3
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
    • Internet Explorer
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID
    • {3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes
    • SM{random}.DocHostUIHandler
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing
    • FWCFG
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    • {application name}

Step 4

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.
DATA_GENERIC
Note: To do a search for the following files, right-click Start then click Search... or Find..., depending on the version of Windows you are running. For each file to be deleted, type its file name in the Named input box. In the Look In drop-down list, select My Computer, then press Enter.
  • Once located, select the file then press SHIFT+DELETE to permanently delete the file.
  • Repeat the said steps for all files listed.

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