Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_PAWXNIC.J

Publish date: March 18, 2016

ANALYSIS BY

Jeanne Jocson


ALIASES:

Trojan:Win32/Tepoyx.K(Microsoft)

PLATFORM:

Windows

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

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


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. It may be dropped by other malware.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

89,600 bytes

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

07 Mar 2016

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.

It may be dropped by the following malware:

  • JS_NEMUCOD.YYJP

Download Routine

This Trojan saves the files it downloads using the following names:

  • %User Temp%\ibkvqcct.exe-detected by Trend Micro as TROJ_ROVNIX.JNE

(Note: %User Temp% is the user's temporary folder, where it usually is C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (32- and 64-bit); C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista (32- and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit), Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.)

Other Details

This Trojan connects to the following possibly malicious URL:

  • https://{BLOCKED}eck.com/se/SoftGetJP.php

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.800

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

12.388.05

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

07 Mar 2016

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

12.389.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

08 Mar 2016

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

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Identify and terminate files detected as TROJ_PAWXNIC.J

[ Learn More ]
  1. Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  2. 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.
  3. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

Step 4

Remove malware/grayware files that dropped/downloaded TROJ_PAWXNIC.J. (Note: Please skip this step if the threats listed below have already been removed.)

Step 5

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

Step 6

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_PAWXNIC.J. 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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