Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_MDROP

Publish date: October 09, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Dianne Lagrimas


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 description is based is a compiled analysis of several variants of TROJ_MDROP. Note that specific data such as file names and registry values may vary for each variant.

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users. It may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

It may be injected into processes running in memory.

It executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

DOC, DLL, RTF, XLS

Initial Samples Received Date:

30 Apr 2008

Payload:

Drops files

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives as an attachment to email messages spammed by other malware/grayware or malicious users.

It may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.

It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.

Installation

This Trojan may be injected into processes running in memory.

Dropping Routine

This Trojan executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.

NOTES:

Variants of this malware family may take advantage of known or unknown software vulnerabilities in order to drop malicious files.

This description is based is a compiled analysis of several variants of TROJ_MDROP. Note that specific data such as file names and registry values may vary for each variant.

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

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    Keep your pattern and scan engine files updated. Trend Micro antivirus software can clean or remove most types of computer threats. Malware, though, such as Trojans, scripts, overwriting viruses and joke programs which are identified as uncleanable, should simply be deleted.

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