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TSPY64_ZBOT.AANP

ANALYSIS BY

Anthony Joe Melgarejo


ALIASES:

PWS:Win64/Zbot.A (Microsoft), W64.Zbot (Symantec), PWS-Zbot.gen.ds (McAfee), TR/Spy.ZBot.lsd (Antivir), W64/Zbot.A!tr (Fortinet), Trojan-Spy.Win64 (Ikarus), Win64/Spy.Zbot.F trojan (ESET), Trj/ZbotWin64.A (Panda)

PLATFORM:

Windows XP (64-bit), Windows Vista (64-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit)

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.700

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

10.516.02

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

02 Jan 2014

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

10.517.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

03 Jan 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

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TSPY64_ZBOT.AANP

Step 3

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 4

Remove the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded TSPY64_ZBOT.AANP

Step 5

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
    • WAB

Step 6

Delete this registry value

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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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • {GUID} = "%Application Data%\{random folder name 1}\{random file name 1}.exe"
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy
    • CleanCookies = "0"

Step 7

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TSPY64_ZBOT.AANP. 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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