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Threat Encyclopedia

WORM_PALEVO.KK

ANALYSIS BY

RomeoD


PLATFORM:

Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Worm

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

7.151.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

07 May 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 the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded WORM_PALEVO.KK

Step 3

Identify and delete files detected as WORM_PALEVO.KK using either the Startup Disk or Recovery Console

[ Learn More ]

Step 4

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    • Taskman = %System Root%\RECYCLER\{SID}\recycle.exe

Step 5

Search and delete these folders

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden folders in the search result.
  • %System Root%\RECYCLER
  • {drive letter}:\U3ROM

Step 6

Search and delete AUTORUN.INF files created by WORM_PALEVO.KK that contain these strings

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;{garbage characters}
[AutoRun
;{garbage characters}
open=U3ROM/flyhigh.exe
;{garbage characters}
:jmp0
;{garbage characters}icon=%System%\SHELL32.dll,4;{garbage characters}:jmp3;{garbage characters}
action=Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer
;{garbage characters}
shelL\opeN\commanD=U3ROM/flyhigh.exe
;{garbage characters}
Shell\Explore\Command=U3ROM/flyhigh.exe
;{garbage characters}
useautoplay=1
;{garbage characters}
:GOTO NUL

Step 7

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to clean files detected as WORM_PALEVO.KK. 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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