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Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_FAKEVIME.AB

ANALYSIS BY

adel


PLATFORM:

Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, 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 Trojan has received attention from independent media sources and/or other security firms.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

This Trojan may be downloaded by other malware/grayware/spyware from remote sites. It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

It executes downloaded files whose malicious routines are exhibited by the affected system.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

189,440 bytes

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

16 Feb 2010

Payload:

Downloads files

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be downloaded by other malware/grayware/spyware from remote sites.

It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

Download Routine

This Trojan accesses the following websites to download files:

  • http://{BLOCKED}system.in/index.php?controller=microinstaller&abbr=SAV&setupType=xp&ttl=21105299546&pid=
  • http://{BLOCKED}dsystem.in/index.php?controller=mic oinstaller&abbr=SAV&setupType=xp&ttl=21105189b9a&pid=

Trend Micro detects the dowloaded file as:

  • TROJ_FAKEAL.SMDP

It executes downloaded files :

    whose malicious routines are exhibited by the affected system.

    SOLUTION

    Minimum Scan Engine:

    9.200

    FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

    6.852.06

    FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

    16 Feb 2010

    VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

    6.853.00

    VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

    16 Feb 2010

    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

    Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_FAKEVIME.AB

    Step 3

    Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_FAKEVIME.AB. 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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