Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_MDLOAD.PGTZ

Publish date: October 15, 2014

PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Dropped by other malware, Downloaded from the Internet, Spammed via email


This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users. It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

108,917 bytes

File Type:

Other

Initial Samples Received Date:

14 Oct 2014

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

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

Other Details

This Trojan does the following:

  • It copies the following file:
    \\{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.85.122\public\default.txt to %CIMPATH%\CimCMSafegs.exe - detected as BKDR_BLACKEN.B

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.700

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

11.210.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

14 Oct 2014

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

11.211.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

14 Oct 2014

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

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

    • BKDR_BLACKEN.B

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_MDLOAD.PGTZ. 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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