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WORM_KOOBFACE.HQ

 Analysis by: Kathleen Notario

 ALIASES:

W32.Koobface.D (Symantec); Net-Worm.Win32.Koobface.cmk (Kaspersly); W32/Koobface.worm.gen.q (McAfee)

 PLATFORM:

Windows 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


This worm contains errors in its code. This stops it from performing its routines.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

69,632 bytes

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

No

Initial Samples Received Date:

05 Dec 2010

Other Details

This worm contains errors in its code. This stops it from performing its routines.

It does the following:

  • Drop copies of itself and creates autostart registry entries.
  • May search for cookies created by social networking websites to obtain login credentials. It finds cookies containing strings listed below:
    • bebo.com
    • facebook.com
    • hi5.com
    • netlog.com
    • tagged.com
    • twitter.com

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

VSAPI PATTERN File:

currently processing

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

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as WORM_KOOBFACE.HQ. 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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