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Threat Encyclopedia

WORM_VOBFUS.SMAY

ANALYSIS BY

Rika Joi Gregorio


ALIASES:

Worm:Win32/Vobfus.LZ (Microsoft), Worm.Win32.Vobfus (Ikarus), Worm.Win32.VBNA.bb (Sunbelt)

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Worm

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.300

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.542.04

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

22 Nov 2012

VSAPI OPR PATTERN File:

9.543.00

VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date:

23 Nov 2012

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 malware files dropped/downloaded by WORM_VOBFUS.SMAY

  • TSPY_BANCOS

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as WORM_VOBFUS.SMAY

Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 5

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
    • {random file name} = "%User Profile%\{random file name}.exe /{random character}"
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU
    • NoAutoUpdate = "1"

Step 6

Restore these modified registry values

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Important:Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this only if you know how to or you can seek your system administrator's help. You may also check out this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    • From: ShowSuperHidden = "0"
      To: ShowSuperHidden = "1"

Step 7

Search and delete AUTORUN.INF files created by WORM_VOBFUS.SMAY that contain these strings

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 {garbage characters}
[autorun]
{garbage characters}
open={random}.eXE
{garbage characters}
ACTION={random number}
UseautopLAY=1
{garbage characters}

Step 8

Search and delete this file

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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.
  • {drive letter}:\x.mpeg

Step 9

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