Modified By:: Paul Steven Nadera

 

Trojan:Win32/Qbot.MX!MTB (Microsoft); a variant of Win32/GenKryptik.EILP trojan (NOD32)

 PLATFORM:

Windows

 OVER ALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:
 INFORMATION EXPOSURE
Low
Medium
High
Critical

  • Threat Type:
    Backdoor

  • Destructiveness:
    No

  • Encrypted:
     

  • In the wild:
    Yes

  OVERVIEW

This Backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File size: 2,295,808 bytes
File type: EXE
Memory resident: No

Arrival Details

This Backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Installation

This Backdoor adds the following processes:

  • {malware file path and name} /C
  • cmd.exe /c ping.exe -n 6 127.0.0.1 & type "%System%\calc.exe" > "{malware file path and name}"
  • ping.exe -n 6 127.0.0.1

(Note: %System% is the Windows system folder, where it usually is C:\Windows\System32 on all Windows operating system versions.)

Other System Modifications

This Backdoor modifies the following file(s):

  • {malware file path}\{malware file name}

  SOLUTION

Minimum scan engine: 9.850
First VSAPI Pattern File: 15.808.06
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 16 April 2020
VSAPI OPR PATTERN-VERSION: 15.809.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN DATE: 17 April 2020

Step 1

Trend Micro Predictive Machine Learning detects and blocks malware at the first sign of its existence, before it executes on your system. When enabled, your Trend Micro product detects this malware under the following machine learning name:

     
    • Troj.Win32.TRX.XXPE50FFF034

Step 2

Before doing any scans, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 3

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as Backdoor.Win32.QBOT.SMTH. 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 the following Trend Micro Support pages for more information:


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