WORM_SDBOT.BQD

Malware type: Worm

Aliases: Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.apf (Kaspersky), W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.ag (McAfee), Backdoor.Sdbot (Symantec), Worm/SdBot.57334.A (Avira), W32/Sdbot-Fam (Sophos),

In the wild: Yes

Destructive: No

Language: English

Platform: Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

High

Distribution potential:

High

Description: 

This worm arrives through network shares. Upon execution, it drops a copy of itself in the Windows system folder. It modifies the registry to ensure its automatic execution at every Windows startup.

It propagates through network shares. It drops a copy of itself in shared folders over a network. It uses a list of user names and passwords to gain access to restricted shares.

It has backdoor capabilities. It connects to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server and joins a channel. Once connected, it listens for commands coming from a remote malicious user, and it executes these commands on the affected machine.

It also steals CD keys of several games.

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Jul. 11, 2005 5:43:57 AM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


File type: EXE

Memory resident:  Yes

Size of malware: 68,096 Bytes

Ports used: Random

Initial samples received on: Jul 9, 2005

Compression type: PECompact

Payload 1: Compromises system security

Trigger condition 1: Upon execution

Payload 2: Steals CD keys

Trigger condition 1: Upon execution

Details:

Arrival, Installation, and Autostart Technique

This worm arrives through network shares. Upon execution, it drops a copy of itself in the Windows system folder as MIRCUP.EXE.

It creates the following registry entries to ensure its automatic execution at every system startup:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"

Network Propagation

This worm propagates through network shares. It drops a copy of itself in shared folders over a network. It uses the following user names and passwords to gain access to restricted shares:

  • 00000
  • 000000
  • 00000000
  • 0wn3d
  • 0wned
  • 111111
  • 11111111
  • 121212
  • 123123
  • 12345
  • 123456
  • 1234567
  • 12345678
  • 123456789
  • 12346
  • 123467
  • 1234678
  • 12346789
  • 123467890
  • 1234qwer
  • 123abc
  • 123asd
  • 123qwe
  • 54321
  • 654321
  • 88888888
  • abc123
  • academia
  • academic
  • accept
  • ACCESS
  • access
  • account
  • accounting
  • accounts
  • action
  • ADMIN
  • admin
  • admin123
  • ADMINISTRATOR
  • Administrator
  • administrator
  • adrian
  • adrianna
  • adult
  • aerobics
  • airplane
  • alaska
  • albany
  • albatros
  • albatross
  • albert
  • alert
  • alexande
  • Alexander
  • algebra
  • aliases
  • alice
  • alicia
  • alisa
  • alison
  • allison
  • allow
  • alpha
  • alphabet
  • amadeus
  • amanda
  • amber
  • america
  • amorphou
  • amorphous
  • analog
  • anarchis
  • anarchy
  • anchor
  • andrea
  • android
  • andromac
  • andromache
  • angela
  • angerine
  • angie
  • animal
  • animals
  • anita
  • annette
  • anonymou
  • answer
  • anthrax
  • anthropo
  • anthropogenic
  • anvils
  • anything
  • apollo13
  • april
  • ariadne
  • arlene
  • arrow
  • arthur
  • artist
  • asian
  • asshole
  • athena
  • atmosphe
  • atmosphere
  • attack
  • authoriz
  • aztecs
  • azure
  • bacchus
  • backdoor
  • BACKUP
  • backup
  • badass
  • bailey
  • banana
  • bananas
  • bandit
  • banks
  • barbara
  • barber
  • baritone
  • bartman
  • baseball
  • basic
  • bassoon
  • batch
  • batman
  • beach
  • beammeup
  • beast
  • beater
  • beauty
  • beaver
  • becky
  • beethove
  • beethoven
  • begin
  • behead
  • beloved
  • beowulf
  • berkeley
  • berlin
  • berliner
  • beryl
  • betsie
  • betty
  • beverly
  • bible
  • bicamera
  • bicameral
  • bigfoot
  • billy
  • binary
  • bishop
  • bitch
  • bitmap
  • bitnet
  • black
  • blank
  • blonde
  • blondie
  • blood
  • bloodaxe
  • blowjob
  • blues
  • board
  • boner
  • boobs
  • boyscout
  • bradley
  • brandi
  • brandy
  • bravo
  • break
  • breast
  • brenda
  • brian
  • bridget
  • broadway
  • brothel
  • bruce
  • brunette
  • brute
  • brutefor
  • bulls
  • bullshit
  • bumbling
  • burgess
  • butch
  • butthead
  • californ
  • camille
  • campanil
  • campanile
  • camping
  • candi
  • candy
  • cantor
  • capitol
  • captain
  • capture
  • cardinal
  • caren
  • carla
  • carmen
  • carol
  • carole
  • carolina
  • caroline
  • carrie
  • carson
  • cascades
  • castle
  • catherin
  • catherine
  • catholic
  • cathy
  • cayuga
  • cecily
  • celtic
  • celtics
  • cerulean
  • change
  • Changeme
  • changeme
  • charity
  • charles
  • charlie
  • charming
  • charon
  • chemistr
  • chemistry
  • chess
  • chester
  • chris
  • christin
  • christina
  • christine
  • christy
  • cigar
  • cigarett
  • cindy
  • cisco
  • class
  • classes
  • classic
  • claudia
  • claymore
  • cleavage
  • clinton
  • cluster
  • clusters
  • coast
  • cocacola
  • cocainco
  • codename
  • codeword
  • coffee
  • collins
  • color
  • combat
  • comics
  • commit
  • commrade
  • commrades
  • company
  • compaq
  • computer
  • computin
  • comrade
  • comrades
  • condo
  • condom
  • connect
  • connie
  • conserva
  • console
  • continue
  • control
  • cookbook
  • cookie
  • cooper
  • copper
  • corneliu
  • cornelius
  • correct
  • counters
  • country
  • couscous
  • cowboy
  • crack
  • crackpot
  • crash
  • cream
  • create
  • creation
  • creature
  • credit
  • creosote
  • cretin
  • crime
  • criminal
  • cristina
  • crystal
  • cshrc
  • customer
  • cyber
  • cyberpun
  • cyberspa
  • cynthia
  • daemon
  • daisy
  • dancer
  • daniel
  • danielle
  • danny
  • dapper
  • darkaven
  • database
  • databasepass
  • databasepassword
  • db1234
  • dbpass
  • dbpassword
  • death
  • deathsta
  • debbie
  • deborah
  • debug
  • december
  • DEFAULT
  • default
  • defoe
  • delta
  • deluge
  • democrat
  • denise
  • dennis
  • desiree
  • desktop
  • desperat
  • desperate
  • develop
  • device
  • devil
  • diamond
  • diana
  • diane
  • diehard
  • dieter
  • digital
  • dinosaur
  • dipshit
  • direct
  • director
  • dirty
  • discipli
  • disclose
  • discover
  • discovery
  • diskette
  • disney
  • display
  • doctor
  • dollar
  • domain
  • domainpass
  • domainpassword
  • donaldduck
  • doom2
  • doomii
  • doomsday
  • doonesbu
  • doors
  • download
  • dragon
  • drdoom
  • drive
  • drought
  • dudette
  • duelist
  • dulce
  • duncan
  • dungeon
  • eager
  • eagle
  • earth
  • easier
  • eatme
  • eddie
  • edges
  • edinburg
  • edinburgh
  • edition
  • educatio
  • education
  • edwin
  • edwina
  • egghead
  • eiderdow
  • eiderdown
  • eileen
  • einsiein
  • einstein
  • elaine
  • elanor
  • electron
  • elephant
  • elizabet
  • elizabeth
  • ellen
  • email
  • emerald
  • emily
  • emmanuel
  • enable
  • enemy
  • engine
  • engineer
  • england
  • english
  • enter
  • enterpri
  • enterprise
  • enzyme
  • erenity
  • erica
  • erika
  • erotic
  • ersatz
  • establis
  • establish
  • estate
  • eternity
  • euclid
  • evelyn
  • exchange
  • exchnge
  • expert
  • explode
  • explore
  • explorer
  • explosiv
  • extensio
  • extension
  • fairway
  • faith
  • falcon
  • false
  • family
  • farad
  • faraday
  • felicia
  • fender
  • fermat
  • ferrari
  • fidelity
  • field
  • fight
  • FILES
  • finite
  • firewall
  • fishers
  • flakes
  • float
  • florida
  • flower
  • flowers
  • foobar
  • foolproo
  • foolproof
  • football
  • force
  • foresigh
  • foresight
  • forever
  • format
  • fornicat
  • forsythe
  • fourier
  • foxtrot
  • france
  • frank
  • freak
  • freddy
  • freedom
  • french
  • friday
  • friend
  • friends
  • frighten
  • fryguy
  • fubar
  • fucked
  • fucker
  • fucking
  • fuckme
  • fuckyou
  • fudge
  • function
  • fungible
  • gabriel
  • games
  • gardner
  • garfield
  • gateway
  • gatherin
  • gauss
  • george
  • gertrude
  • ghost
  • gibson
  • gigabyte
  • ginger
  • glacier
  • godblessyou
  • golden
  • golfer
  • gorgeous
  • gorges
  • gosling
  • gouge
  • govermen
  • grades
  • graham
  • grahm
  • grand
  • grant
  • great
  • green
  • group
  • gryphon
  • guardian
  • gucci
  • guess
  • guessme
  • GUEST
  • guest
  • guitar
  • gumption
  • guntis
  • h4x0r1ng
  • h4x0ring
  • h4x1ng
  • hacked
  • hacker
  • hagar
  • hallowee
  • hamlet
  • hamster
  • handel
  • handily
  • handjob
  • happenin
  • happening
  • hardcore
  • harddriv
  • harmony
  • harold
  • harvey
  • haven
  • hawaii
  • hax0r
  • haxing
  • headbang
  • headoffice
  • heathen
  • heather
  • heaven
  • hebrides
  • heidi
  • heinlein
  • hello
  • herbert
  • heroin
  • hewlett
  • hexadeci
  • hiawatha
  • hibernia
  • hidden
  • highland
  • hitler
  • holly
  • hollywoo
  • homepage
  • homer
  • homeuser
  • homework
  • honey
  • hooker
  • hooters
  • horny
  • horrible
  • horror
  • horse
  • horus
  • hotdog
  • hotel
  • hunter
  • hutchins
  • hydrogen
  • hyper
  • hypertxt
  • icecream
  • ihavenopass
  • illumina
  • image
  • imbrogli
  • imbroglio
  • immortal
  • imperial
  • include
  • india
  • indian
  • indiana
  • indians
  • ingres
  • ingress
  • ingrid
  • innocuou
  • innocuous
  • input
  • inside
  • integer
  • Internet
  • internet
  • intranet
  • invent
  • irene
  • irishman
  • irule
  • jackie
  • janet
  • janice
  • janie
  • japan
  • jasmin
  • jeanne
  • jenni
  • jennifer
  • jenny
  • jerry
  • jerusale
  • jessica
  • jester
  • jewelry
  • jixian
  • joanne
  • johndoe
  • johnny
  • joseph
  • joshua
  • journal
  • joyce
  • judith
  • juggle
  • juicy
  • julia
  • julie
  • juliet
  • jupiter
  • karen
  • karie
  • karina
  • katana
  • kathleen
  • kathrine
  • kathy
  • katie
  • katina
  • katrina
  • kelly
  • kermit
  • kernel
  • kerri
  • kerrie
  • kerry
  • kevin
  • keybord
  • keyin
  • keyword
  • kiddie
  • killer
  • killthem
  • kimberly
  • kirkland
  • kissmyas
  • kitten
  • klingon
  • knife
  • knight
  • knightma
  • known
  • krista
  • kristen
  • kristi
  • kristie
  • kristin
  • kristine
  • kristy
  • ladeda
  • ladies
  • ladle
  • lakers
  • lambda
  • laminati
  • lamination
  • laptop
  • larkin
  • larry
  • laser
  • laura
  • lazarus
  • lazer
  • lebesgue
  • leftwing
  • legal
  • leland
  • leroy
  • lesbian
  • leslie
  • letmein
  • lewis
  • lexluthe
  • liberal
  • library
  • licker
  • light
  • lightsab
  • limbaugh
  • limited
  • linda
  • linux
  • literatu
  • LOCAL
  • lockout
  • lockword
  • logic
  • login
  • loginpass
  • loginwor
  • lolopc
  • loose
  • lorin
  • lorraine
  • loser
  • louis
  • lovebug
  • lover
  • lucus
  • lynne
  • machine
  • macintos
  • macintosh
  • macro
  • maggot
  • magic
  • magnet
  • maint
  • malcolm
  • malcom
  • manager
  • marci
  • marcy
  • maria
  • mariens
  • marietta
  • marijuan
  • marines
  • markus
  • marni
  • marriage
  • marty
  • marvin
  • mason
  • master
  • Matthew
  • maurice
  • meagan
  • megabyte
  • megadeth
  • megan
  • melissa
  • mellon
  • melrose
  • member
  • memory
  • menace
  • mercury
  • merlin
  • metal
  • metalhea
  • metalica
  • michael
  • michel
  • michelan
  • michele
  • michelle
  • mickey
  • micro
  • microchi
  • micropro
  • microsof
  • midieval
  • minimum
  • minsky
  • misfit
  • mission
  • modem
  • mogul
  • moguls
  • monday
  • monica
  • moose
  • morley
  • morris
  • mortal
  • mortalco
  • mortgage
  • mosaic
  • mountain
  • mouse
  • movie
  • movies
  • mozart
  • msdos
  • muppets
  • mutant
  • mypass
  • mypass123
  • mypc123
  • nagel
  • nancy
  • napoleon
  • nepenthe
  • neptune
  • netdevil
  • net-devil
  • netfuck
  • netscape
  • network
  • newborn
  • newsgrou
  • newton
  • newyork
  • nicole
  • nicotine
  • night
  • nightmar
  • Nilez
  • nintendo
  • nnaacp
  • noble
  • nobody
  • nokia
  • noreen
  • notes
  • novel
  • november
  • noxious
  • nuclear
  • nukem
  • number
  • nutritio
  • nutrition
  • nyquist
  • obscurit
  • oceanogr
  • oceanography
  • ocelot
  • oeminstall
  • oemuser
  • office
  • oldage
  • olivetti
  • olivia
  • omega
  • opening
  • openlock
  • opensesa
  • operator
  • oracle
  • orange
  • orient
  • orwell
  • oscar
  • osiris
  • outdoors
  • outlaw
  • outlook
  • output
  • outside
  • owned
  • OWNER
  • Owner
  • oxford
  • pacific
  • packard
  • packer
  • painless
  • paint
  • pakistan
  • pamela
  • paper
  • papers
  • pascal
  • pass1234
  • passphra
  • passwd
  • PASSWORD
  • password
  • password1
  • Passwords
  • paste
  • patricia
  • patrick
  • patriot
  • patty
  • paula
  • peanuts
  • pecker
  • pencil
  • penelope
  • penguin
  • penis
  • penname
  • pentagon
  • pentagra
  • penthous
  • pentium
  • peoria
  • pepper
  • pepsi
  • percolat
  • percolate
  • perfect
  • permit
  • persimmo
  • persimmon
  • persona
  • pervert
  • peter
  • philip
  • phoenix
  • phone
  • photon
  • phrack
  • phrase
  • phreak
  • phuck
  • pierre
  • pinname
  • pizza
  • plane
  • playboy
  • plover
  • pluto
  • plymouth
  • poetry
  • police
  • polly
  • polynomi
  • polynomial
  • ponderin
  • pondering
  • porno
  • porsche
  • poster
  • power
  • praise
  • precious
  • prelude
  • presto
  • prince
  • princeto
  • princeton
  • printer
  • private
  • privs
  • proceed
  • processo
  • professo
  • professor
  • profile
  • program
  • prompt
  • protect
  • protozoa
  • psycho
  • psychopa
  • public
  • pumpkin
  • puneet
  • punisher
  • puppet
  • pussy
  • pw123
  • quebec
  • qwert
  • qwerty
  • rabbit
  • rachel
  • rachelle
  • rachmani
  • rachmaninoff
  • rainbow
  • raindrop
  • raleigh
  • random
  • rascal
  • razor
  • reagan
  • reality
  • really
  • reaper
  • rebal
  • rebecca
  • rebel
  • record
  • reddawn
  • redhead
  • referenc
  • regional
  • release
  • remote
  • renee
  • report
  • republic
  • resistan
  • reveal
  • rhino
  • riffraff
  • right
  • rightwin
  • ripple
  • roach
  • robert
  • robin
  • robot
  • robotics
  • robyn
  • rochelle
  • rocheste
  • rochester
  • rocky
  • rockyhor
  • rodent
  • rolex
  • romano
  • romeo
  • romulan
  • ronald
  • Rosco
  • RoscoP
  • RoscoPColtrane
  • rosebud
  • rosemary
  • roses
  • rough
  • rubber
  • ruben
  • rules
  • running
  • salami
  • samantha
  • sample
  • sandra
  • sandy
  • sarah
  • satan
  • satanic
  • satanik
  • saturday
  • saturn
  • saxon
  • scamper
  • scheme
  • school
  • schoolsucks
  • scifi
  • scorpion
  • scott
  • scotty
  • scout
  • script
  • scriptkiddie
  • search
  • secret
  • security
  • sensor
  • sentinel
  • sentry
  • serenity
  • serial
  • SERVER
  • server
  • service
  • sesame
  • shannon
  • sharc
  • SHARE
  • shark
  • sharks
  • sharon
  • sheffiel
  • sheffield
  • sheldon
  • shell
  • sherri
  • shift
  • shirley
  • shitpot
  • shiva
  • shivers
  • short
  • shuttle
  • siemens
  • sierra
  • signatur
  • signature
  • silver
  • simcity
  • simon
  • simple
  • simpsons
  • simulati
  • singer
  • single
  • skull
  • slave
  • slick
  • sliders
  • small
  • smart
  • smile
  • smiles
  • smooch
  • smother
  • snach
  • snafu
  • snake
  • snatch
  • snoopy
  • social
  • socrates
  • sodomy
  • software
  • somebody
  • sondra
  • sonia
  • sonic
  • sonya
  • sossina
  • source
  • south
  • spaceman
  • spaceshi
  • sparrows
  • spear
  • spell
  • spencer
  • spice
  • spider
  • spiderma
  • spred
  • spring
  • springer
  • spunk
  • sqlpass
  • squires
  • stacey
  • staci
  • stacie
  • stacy
  • staff
  • starship
  • start
  • startrek
  • startup
  • starwars
  • steak
  • steal
  • steel
  • steph
  • stephani
  • stephanie
  • stereo
  • steve
  • stoneage
  • stoned
  • stones
  • strange
  • strangle
  • stratfor
  • stratford
  • streetfi
  • string
  • strip
  • student
  • student1
  • stuttgar
  • stuttgart
  • subscrib
  • subway
  • success
  • suckmydi
  • sucks
  • summer
  • sunday
  • super
  • superman
  • superson
  • supersta
  • superstage
  • superuse
  • superuser
  • supervis
  • support
  • supporte
  • supported
  • surfer
  • surfing
  • susan
  • susanne
  • susie
  • suzanne
  • suzie
  • swearer
  • sweat
  • switch
  • sword
  • sybase
  • sybil
  • symmetry
  • sysadmin
  • sysop
  • SYSTEM
  • system
  • tabasco
  • tamara
  • tamie
  • tammy
  • tangerin
  • tangerine
  • tango
  • target
  • tarragon
  • taylor
  • teacher
  • teapot
  • tears
  • technical
  • teenage
  • telephon
  • telephone
  • telnet
  • temp123
  • temptati
  • temptation
  • tennis
  • terminal
  • terminat
  • test123
  • tester
  • testin
  • testing
  • tetris
  • thailand
  • theresa
  • thursday
  • tiffany
  • tiger
  • toggle
  • token
  • tokenrin
  • tomato
  • topograp
  • topography
  • tortoise
  • toxic
  • toyota
  • traci
  • tracie
  • tracy
  • trails
  • transfer
  • trapdoor
  • trisha
  • trivial
  • trojan
  • trombone
  • truth
  • tubas
  • tuesday
  • turnip
  • tuttle
  • umesh
  • uncle
  • unhappy
  • unicorn
  • uniform
  • universa
  • universe
  • universi
  • unknown
  • unlock
  • upload
  • uranus
  • urchin
  • ursula
  • usenet
  • user1
  • usermane
  • username
  • userpassword
  • utility
  • uwontguessme
  • vagina
  • valerie
  • vampire
  • vasant
  • venus
  • veronica
  • vertigo
  • vicky
  • victor
  • video
  • videogam
  • village
  • virgin
  • virginia
  • virus
  • visitor
  • visual
  • visualba
  • vodka
  • warez
  • warfare
  • wargames
  • warren
  • watchwor
  • water
  • webpage
  • wednesda
  • weenie
  • wendi
  • wendy
  • werewolf
  • western
  • wh0r3
  • wh0re
  • whatever
  • whatnot
  • whisky
  • white
  • whiting
  • whitney
  • wholesal
  • wholesale
  • whore
  • wileecoyote
  • william
  • williams
  • williamsburg
  • willie
  • wilma
  • win2000
  • win2k
  • win98
  • windose
  • windows
  • windows2k
  • windows95
  • windows98
  • windowsME
  • WindowsXP
  • windowz
  • windoze
  • windoze2k
  • windoze95
  • windoze98
  • windozeME
  • windozexp
  • winnt
  • winpass
  • winston
  • winxp
  • wired
  • wisconsi
  • wisconsin
  • wiseass
  • within
  • wizard
  • wolverin
  • woman
  • wombat
  • women
  • woodwind
  • wordperf
  • wormwood
  • WRITE
  • wyoming
  • xmodem
  • xxxxx
  • xxxxxx
  • xxxxxxx
  • xxxxxxxx
  • xxxxxxxxx
  • xyzzy
  • yankee
  • yellow
  • yellowst
  • yellowstone
  • yolanda
  • yosemite
  • young
  • youwontguessme
  • zebra
  • zeitgeis
  • ziggy
  • zimmerma
  • zimmerman
  • zmodem
  • zombie

Backdoor Capabilities

This worm also has backdoor capabilities. It connects to a remote IRC server and joins a specific IRC channel where it receives the following commands from a remote malicious user:

  • Enable or disable DCOM
  • Get system information
  • Log keystrokes
  • Perform basic IRC commands
  • Perform packet sniffing

Information Theft

This worm steals CD keys of the following games:

  • Battlefield 1942
  • Battlefield 1942 Road To Rome
  • Counter-Strike ( Retail )
  • FIFA 2003
  • Half-Life
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2
  • Neverwinter Nights
  • Project IGI 2
  • Rainbow Six III RavenShield
  • Soldier of Fortune II - Double Helix
  • Unreal Tournament 2003

Other Details

This worm runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003.

Analysis By: Elizabeth R. Viray

Updated By: Elizabeth R. Viray

Revision History:

 
Jul 12, 2005 - Modified Virus Report

SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 6.810

Pattern file needed: 2.720.10

Pattern release date: Jul 10, 2005


Important note: The "Minimum scan engine" refers to the earliest Trend Micro scan engine version guaranteed to detect this threat. However, Trend Micro strongly recommends that you update to the latest version in order to get comprehensive protection. Download the latest scan engine here.

Solution:

Identifying the Malware Program

To remove this malware, first identify the malware program.

  1. Scan your system with your Trend Micro antivirus product.
  2. NOTE the path and file name of all files detected as WORM_SDBOT.BQD.

Trend Micro customers need to download the latest virus pattern file before scanning their system. Other users can use Housecall, Trend Micro's online virus scanner.

Terminating the Malware Program

This procedure terminates the running malware process. You will need the name(s) of the file(s) detected earlier.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
    � On Windows 95, 98, and ME, press
    CTRL%20ALT%20DELETE
    � On Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003, press
    CTRL%20SHIFT%20ESC, then click the Processes tab.
  2. In the list of running programs*, locate the malware file(s) detected earlier.
  3. Select one of the detected files, then press either the End Task or the End Process button, depending on the version of Windows on your system.
  4. Do the same for all detected malware files in the list of running processes.
  5. To check if the malware process has been terminated, close Task Manager, and then open it again.
  6. Close Task Manager.

*NOTE: On systems running Windows 95, 98, and ME, Windows Task Manager may not show certain processes. You can use a third party process viewer such as Process Explorer to terminate the malware process. Otherwise, continue with the next procedure, noting additional instructions. If you were not able to terminate the malware process as described in the previous procedure, restart your system.

Editing the Registry

This malware modifies the system's registry. Users affected by this malware may need to modify or delete specific registry keys or entries. For detailed information regarding registry editing, please refer to the following articles from Microsoft:

  1. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME
  2. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows NT 4.0
  3. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 2000
  4. HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP and 2003

Removing Autostart Entries from the Registry

Removing autostart entries from the registry prevents the malware from executing at startup.

If the registry entries below are not found, the malware may not have executed as of detection. If so, proceed to the succeeding solution set.

  1. Open Registry Editor. Click Start>Run, type REGEDIT, then press Enter.
  2. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  3. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  4. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>RunServices
  5. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  6. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  7. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  8. Close Registry Editor.

Important Windows ME/XP Cleaning Instructions

Users running Windows ME and XP must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of infected systems.

Users running other Windows versions can proceed with the succeeding procedure set(s).

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

Scan your system with Trend Micro antivirus and delete files detected as WORM_SDBOT.BQD. To do this, Trend Micro customers must download the latest virus pattern file and scan their system. Other Internet users can use HouseCall, Trend Micro's online virus scanner.





Identifying the Malware Program

To remove this malware, first identify the malware program.

  1. Scan your system with your Trend Micro antivirus product.
  2. NOTE the path and file name of all files detected as WORM_SDBOT.BQD.

Trend Micro customers need to download the latest virus pattern file before scanning their system. Other users can use Housecall, Trend Micro's online virus scanner.

Terminating the Malware Program

This procedure terminates the running malware process. You will need the name(s) of the file(s) detected earlier.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
    � On Windows 95, 98, and ME, press
    CTRL%20ALT%20DELETE
    � On Windows NT, 2000, XP, and Server 2003, press
    CTRL%20SHIFT%20ESC, then click the Processes tab.
  2. In the list of running programs*, locate the malware file(s) detected earlier.
  3. Select one of the detected files, then press either the End Task or the End Process button, depending on the version of Windows on your system.
  4. Do the same for all detected malware files in the list of running processes.
  5. To check if the malware process has been terminated, close Task Manager, and then open it again.
  6. Close Task Manager.

*NOTE: On systems running Windows 95, 98, and ME, Windows Task Manager may not show certain processes. You can use a third party process viewer such as Process Explorer to terminate the malware process. Otherwise, continue with the next procedure, noting additional instructions. If you were not able to terminate the malware process as described in the previous procedure, restart your system.

Editing the Registry

This malware modifies the system's registry. Users affected by this malware may need to modify or delete specific registry keys or entries. For detailed information regarding registry editing, please refer to the following articles from Microsoft:

  1. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows ME
  2. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows NT 4.0
  3. HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 2000
  4. HOW TO: Back Up, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows XP and 2003

Removing Autostart Entries from the Registry

Removing autostart entries from the registry prevents the malware from executing at startup.

If the registry entries below are not found, the malware may not have executed as of detection. If so, proceed to the succeeding solution set.

  1. Open Registry Editor. Click Start>Run, type REGEDIT, then press Enter.
  2. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  3. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  4. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>RunServices
  5. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  6. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  7. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft Synchronization Manager = "mircup.exe"
  8. Close Registry Editor.

Important Windows ME/XP Cleaning Instructions

Users running Windows ME and XP must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of infected systems.

Users running other Windows versions can proceed with the succeeding procedure set(s).

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

Scan your system with Trend Micro antivirus and delete files detected as WORM_SDBOT.BQD. To do this, Trend Micro customers must download the latest virus pattern file and scan their system. Other Internet users can use HouseCall, Trend Micro's online virus scanner.




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