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Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_MUTANT.EW


ALIASES:

Backdoor.Rustock (Sunbelt)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


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

It modifies files, disabling programs and applications from properly running.

It deletes itself after execution.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

137,216 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

04 Jun 2012

Arrival Details

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

Other System Modifications

This Trojan modifies the following files:

  • %System%\drivers\beep.sys
  • %System%\drivers\null.sys

(Note: %System% is the Windows system folder, which is usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows NT and 2000, or C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP and Server 2003.)

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %System%\drivers\glaide32.sys
  • %User Temp%\1.tmp
  • %System%\drivers\beep.sys
  • %User Temp%\2.tmp
  • %System%\drivers\null.sys

(Note: %System% is the Windows system folder, which is usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows NT and 2000, or C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP and Server 2003.. %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

Other Details

This Trojan connects to the following possibly malicious URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.194.22/index.php?page=main?i=1

It deletes itself after execution.

This report is generated via an automated analysis system.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

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

Search and delete these files

[ Learn More ]
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.
  • %System%\drivers\glaide32.sys
  • %User Temp%\1.tmp
  • %System%\drivers\beep.sys
  • %User Temp%\2.tmp
  • %System%\drivers\null.sys

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_MUTANT.EW. 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.

Step 4

Restore deleted/modified files and/or registry entries from backup

*Note: Only Microsoft-related files/keys/values will be restored. If this malware/grayware also deleted registry keys/values related to programs that are not from Microsoft, please reinstall those programs on your computer.

    • %System%\drivers\beep.sys
    • %System%\drivers\null.sys


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