WORM_SDBOT.EAH

Malware type: Worm

Aliases: Backdoor.Win32.Rbot.bop (Kaspersky), W32/Sdbot.worm.gen.bz (McAfee), W32.IRCBot (Symantec), TR/Downloader.Gen (Avira), Mal/Packer (Sophos), Backdoor:Win32/Rbot (Microsoft)

In the wild: Yes

Destructive: No

Language: English

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

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

High

Distribution potential:

High

Infection Channel 1 : Propagates via network shares


Infection Channel 2 : Propagates via software vulnerabilities


Description: 

This worm may be downloaded from a remote site by other malware. It may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web sites.

It drops copies of itself.

It creates registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup.

It propagates via network shares. It searches the network for certain shares, into which it attempts to drop copies of itself.

It takes advantage of software vulnerabilities to propagate across networks.

It has backdoor capabilities. It connects to IRC servers. It executes commands from a remote malicious user.

It launches a Carnivore sniffer to retrieve passwords from network packets.

It terminates certain processes, if found running in memory.

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Dec. 4, 2006 10:09:50 PM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


File type: PE

Memory resident:  Yes

Size of malware: 97,280 Bytes

Ports used: Random

Initial samples received on: Nov 30, 2006

Vulnerability used:  (MS04-011) Security Update for Microsoft Windows (835732), (MS03-039) Buffer Overrun In RPCSS Service Could Allow Code Execution

Payload 1: Compromises system security

Payload 2: Steals information

Payload 3: Terminates processes

Details:

Arrival Details

This worm may be downloaded from a remote site by other malware.

It may be downloaded unknowingly by a user when visiting malicious Web sites.

Installation

This worm drops the following copy(ies) of itself:

  • %System%\MSCON.EXE

(Note: %System% is the Windows system folder, which is usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows NT and 2000, or C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP and Server 2003.)

Autostart Techniques

This worm creates the following registry entry(ies) to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Run
Microsoft DLL Verifier = "mscon.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\RunServices
Microsoft DLL Verifier = "mscon.exe"

Other System Modifications

This worm creates the following registry key(s)/entry(ies) as part of its installation routine:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\OLE
Microsoft DLL Verifier = "mscon.exe"

Propagation via Network Shares

This worm searches the network for the following share(s), into which it attempts to drop copies of itself:

  • ADMIN$
  • IPC$

Propagation via Software Vulnerabilities

This worm takes advantage of the following software vulnerability(ies) to propagate across networks:

Backdoor Capabilities

This worm connects to any of the following IRC server(s):

  • nzm.dawnsoul.net

It executes the following command(s) from a remote malicious user:

  • Create a clone of itself
  • Delete files
  • Download files
  • Kill processes
  • Kill threads
  • List processes
  • List shares in system
  • List threads
  • Locate files on target system
  • Retrieve CD keys
  • Retrieve network information
  • Send files via the DCC IRC command

Information Theft

This worm launches a Carnivore sniffer to retrieve passwords from network packets. This worm searches for the following strings:

  • :'auth
  • :'login
  • :-auth
  • :-login
  • : auth
  • : login
  • :!auth
  • :!hashin
  • :!login
  • :!secure
  • :!syn
  • :$auth
  • :$hashin
  • :$login
  • :$syn
  • :%auth
  • :%hashin
  • :%login
  • :%syn
  • :&auth
  • :&login
  • :*auth
  • :*login
  • :,auth
  • :,login
  • :.auth
  • :.hashin
  • :.login
  • :.secure
  • :.syn
  • :/auth
  • :/login
  • :?auth
  • :?login
  • :@auth
  • :@login
  • :\auth
  • :\login
  • :~auth
  • :~login
  • :%20auth
  • :%20login
  • :=auth
  • :=login
  • CDKey
  • JOIN #
  • login
  • NICK
  • now an IRC Operator
  • oper
  • OPER
  • PASS
  • paypal
  • PAYPAL
  • paypal.com
  • USER

Process Termination

This worm terminates the following process(es), if found running in memory:

  • _AVPCC.EXE
  • _AVPM.EXE
  • ACCESSDIVER.EXE
  • ANTIVIRUS.EXE
  • APIMONITOR.EXE
  • ARR.EXE
  • ATCON.EXE
  • ATGUARD.EXE
  • ATRO55EN.EXE
  • ATUPDATER.EXE
  • ATWATCH.EXE
  • AU.EXE
  • AUPDATE.EXE
  • AUTO-PROTECT.NAV80TRY.EXE
  • AUTODOWN.EXE
  • AUTOTRACE.EXE
  • AUTOUPDATE.EXE
  • AVCONSOL.EXE
  • AVE32.EXE
  • AVGCC32.EXE
  • AVGCTRL.EXE
  • AVGNT.EXE
  • AVGSERV.EXE
  • AVGSERV9.EXE
  • AVGUARD.EXE
  • AVKPOP.EXE
  • AVKSERV.EXE
  • AVKSERVICE.EXE
  • AVKWCTl9.EXE
  • AVLTMAIN.EXE
  • AVNT.EXE
  • AVPCC.EXE
  • AVPDOS32.EXE
  • AVPM.EXE
  • AVPTC32.EXE
  • AVPUPD.EXE
  • AVSCHED32.EXE
  • AVSYNMGR.EXE
  • AVWIN95.EXE
  • AVWINNT.EXE
  • AVWUPD.EXE
  • AVWUPD32.EXE
  • AVWUPSRV.EXE
  • AVXMONITOR9X.EXE
  • AVXMONITORNT.EXE
  • AVXQUAR.EXE
  • AWB.EXE
  • BARGAINS.EXE
  • BASIC69.EXE
  • BD_PROFESSIONAL.EXE
  • BDSS.EXE
  • BDSWITCH.EXE
  • BEAGLE.EXE
  • BELT.EXE
  • BIDEF.EXE
  • BIDSERVER.EXE
  • BIPCPEVALSETUP.EXE
  • BISP.EXE
  • BLACKD.EXE
  • BLACKICE.EXE
  • BLING.EXE
  • BLINGG.EXE
  • BLSS.EXE
  • BOOTCONF.EXE
  • BOOTUP.EXE
  • BOOTWARN.EXE
  • BORG2.EXE
  • BPC.EXE
  • BS120.EXE
  • BUNDLE.EXE
  • BVT.EXE
  • CARPSERV.EXE
  • CCEVTMGR.EXE
  • CCPXYSVC.EXE
  • CFD.EXE
  • CFGWIZ.EXE
  • CFIADMIN.EXE
  • CFIAUDIT.EXE
  • CFINET32.EXE
  • Claw95.EXE
  • CLAW95CF.EXE
  • CLEANER.EXE
  • CLEANER3.EXE
  • CLEANPC.EXE
  • CLICK.EXE
  • CMDX.EXE
  • CMESYS.EXE
  • CMGRDIAN.EXE
  • CMON016.EXE
  • CMR32X.EXE
  • CMS.EXE
  • CONFIG.EXE
  • CONNECTIONMONITOR.EXE
  • CPD.EXE
  • CPF9X206.EXE
  • CPFNT206.EXE
  • CWNB181.EXE
  • CWNTDWMO.EXE
  • DATEMANAGER.EXE
  • DCOMX.EXE
  • DEFALERT.EXE
  • DEFSCANGUI.EXE
  • DEFWATCH.EXE
  • DEPUTY.EXE
  • DEVENV.EXE
  • DLLCACHE.EXE
  • DLLREG.EXE
  • DLLX32.EXE
  • DOORS.EXE
  • DPF.EXE
  • DPFSETUP.EXE
  • DPPS2.EXE
  • DRIVES.EXE
  • DRWATSON.EXE
  • DRWEB32.EXE
  • DRWEBUPW.EXE
  • DSSAGENT.EXE
  • ECENGINE.EXE
  • EFPEADM.EXE
  • ESAFE.EXE
  • ESCANH95.EXE
  • ESCANHNT.EXE
  • ESCANV95.EXE
  • ESPWATCH.EXE
  • ETHEREAL.EXE
  • ETRUSTCIPE.EXE
  • EVPN.EXE
  • EXANTIVIRUS-CNET.EXE
  • EXE.AVXW.EXE
  • EXPERT.EXE
  • EXPL0RER.EXE
  • EXPLOORER.EXE
  • EXPLORE.EXE
  • EXPLORER2.EXE
  • F-AGOBOT.EXE
  • faleh32.exe
  • FAMEH32.EXE
  • FAST.EXE
  • FCH32.EXE
  • FIH32.EXE
  • FINDVIRU.EXE
  • FIREWALL.EXE
  • FLOWPROTECTOR.EXE
  • FNRB32.EXE
  • FP-WIN.EXE
  • FP-WIN_TRIAL.EXE
  • FPROT.EXE
  • FREEMEMORY.EXE
  • FRW.EXE
  • FSAA.EXE
  • FSAV.EXE
  • FSAV32.EXE
  • FSAV530STBYB.EXE
  • FSAV530WTBYB.EXE
  • FSAV95.EXE
  • FSGK32.EXE
  • FSM32.EXE
  • FSMB32.EXE
  • GBMENU.EXE
  • GBPOLL.EXE
  • GENERICS.EXE
  • GENUIN.EXE
  • GENUIN32.EXE
  • GENUINE.EXE
  • GMT.EXE
  • GOOGLESETUP.EXE
  • GUARD.EXE
  • GUARDDOG.EXE
  • guardgui.exe
  • HACKTRACERSETUP.EXE
  • HBINST.EXE
  • HBSRV.EXE
  • hidserv.exe
  • HIJACKTHIS.EXE
  • HOTACTIO.EXE
  • HOTPATCH.EXE
  • HTLOG.EXE
  • HTPATCH.EXE
  • HWPE.EXE
  • HXDL.EXE
  • HXIUL.EXE
  • IAMAPP.EXE
  • IAMSERV.EXE
  • IAMSTATS.EXE
  • IBMASN.EXE
  • IBMAVSP.EXE
  • ICLOAD95.EXE
  • ICLOADNT.EXE
  • ICMON.EXE
  • ICSUPP95.EXE
  • ICSUPPNT.EXE
  • IDAG.EXE
  • IDLE.EXE
  • IDMAN.EXE
  • IEDLL.EXE
  • IEDRIVER.EXE
  • IEXPLORER.EXE
  • IFACE.EXE
  • IFW2000.EXE
  • INETLNFO.EXE
  • INFORE32.EXE
  • INFWIN.EXE
  • INIT.EXE
  • INTDEL.EXE
  • INTREN.EXE
  • IOMON98.EXE
  • IPARMOR.EXE
  • IRIS.EXE
  • ISASS.EXE
  • ISRV95.EXE
  • ISTSVC.EXE
  • JAMMER.EXE
  • JAVS.EXE
  • JDBGMRG.EXE
  • JEDI.EXE
  • JETAUDIO.EXE
  • JUCHECK.EXE
  • KASBER.EXE
  • KAVLITE40ENG.EXE
  • KAVPERS40ENG.EXE
  • KAVPF.EXE
  • KAZZA.EXE
  • KEENVALUE.EXE
  • KERIO-PF-213-EN-WIN.EXE
  • KERIO-WRL-421-EN-WIN.EXE
  • KERIO-WRP-421-EN-WIN.EXE
  • KERNEL32.EXE
  • KILLPROCESSSETUP161.EXE
  • LAUNCHER.EXE
  • LDNETMON.EXE
  • LDPRO.EXE
  • LDPROMENU.EXE
  • LDSCAN.EXE
  • LNETINFO.EXE
  • LOADED.EXE
  • LOADER.EXE
  • LOCALNET.EXE
  • LOCKDOWN.EXE
  • LOCKDOWN2000.EXE
  • LOOKOUT.EXE
  • LORDPE.EXE
  • LSASS_32.EXE
  • LSETUP.EXE
  • LUALL.EXE
  • LUAU.EXE
  • LUCOMSERVER.EXE
  • LUINIT.EXE
  • LUSPT.EXE
  • MAPISVC32.EXE
  • Mastercard32.exe
  • MCAFEE32.EXE
  • MCAGENT.EXE
  • MCMNHDLR.EXE
  • MCSHIELD.EXE
  • MCTOOL.EXE
  • MCUPDATE.EXE
  • MCVSRTE.EXE
  • MCVSSHLD.EXE
  • MD.EXE
  • MFIN32.EXE
  • MFW2EN.EXE
  • MGAVRTCL.EXE
  • MGAVRTE.EXE
  • MGHTML.EXE
  • MGUI.EXE
  • MINILOG.EXE
  • MMOD.EXE
  • MONITOR.EXE
  • MOOLIVE.EXE
  • MOSTAT.EXE
  • MPFAGENT.EXE
  • MPFSERVICE.EXE
  • MPFTRAY.EXE
  • MRFLUX.EXE
  • MSAPP.EXE
  • MSBB.EXE
  • MSBLAST.EXE
  • MSCACHE.EXE
  • MSCCN32.EXE
  • MSCMAN.EXE
  • MSCON32.EXE
  • MSCONF32.EXE
  • MSCONFIG.EXE
  • MSCRACH.EXE
  • MSDM.EXE
  • MSDOS.EXE
  • MSIEXEC16.EXE
  • MSINFO32.EXE
  • MSLAUGH.EXE
  • MSLTI64.EXE
  • MSMGT.EXE
  • MSMSGRI32.EXE
  • MSNHELP32.EXE
  • MSNMGR12.EXE
  • MSNMSGSMAN.EXE
  • MSNMSNGRS.EXE
  • MSNNN.EXE
  • MSNSERV.EXE
  • MSNSERVE.EXE
  • MSNUDP.EXE
  • MSSEC32.EXE
  • MSSMMC32.EXE
  • MSSYS.EXE
  • MSVXD.EXE
  • MSWINSFIXERS.EXE
  • MU0311AD.EXE
  • MWATCH.EXE
  • MYSVCC.EXE
  • N32SCANW.EXE
  • NAV.EXE
  • NAVAPSVC.EXE
  • NAVAPW32.EXE
  • NAVDX.EXE
  • NAVENGNAVEX15.NAVLU32.EXE
  • NAVLU32.EXE
  • NAVNT.EXE
  • NAVSTUB.EXE
  • NAVW32.EXE
  • NAVWNT.EXE
  • NC2000.EXE
  • NCINST4.EXE
  • NDD32.EXE
  • NEOMONITOR.EXE
  • NEOWATCHLOG.EXE
  • NETARMOR.EXE
  • NETD32.EXE
  • NETINFO.EXE
  • NETMON.EXE
  • NETSCANPRO.EXE
  • NETSPYHUNTER-1.2.EXE
  • NETSTAT.EXE
  • NETUTILS.EXE
  • NISSERV.EXE
  • NISUM.EXE
  • NMAIN.EXE
  • NOD32.EXE
  • NORMIST.EXE
  • NORTON_INTERNET_SECU_3.0_407.EXE
  • NOTSTART.EXE
  • NPF40_TW_98_NT_ME_2K.EXE
  • NPFMESSENGER.EXE
  • NPROTECT.EXE
  • NPSCHECK.EXE
  • NPSSVC.EXE
  • NSCHED32.EXE
  • NSSYS32.EXE
  • NSTASK32.EXE
  • NSUPDATE.EXE
  • NT.EXE
  • NTRTSCAN.EXE
  • NTVDM.EXE
  • NTXconfig.EXE
  • NUI.EXE
  • NUPGRADE.EXE
  • NVARCH16.EXE
  • NVC95.EXE
  • NVSVC32.EXE
  • NWINST4.EXE
  • NWSERVICE.EXE
  • NWTOOL16.EXE
  • OLLYDBG.EXE
  • ONSRVR.EXE
  • OPTIMIZE.EXE
  • OSTRONET.EXE
  • OTFIX.EXE
  • OUTPOST.EXE
  • OUTPOSTINSTALL.EXE
  • OUTPOSTPROINSTALL.EXE
  • OWNEDURBOTS.EXE
  • PADMIN.EXE
  • PANIXK.EXE
  • PATCH.EXE
  • PAVCL.EXE
  • PAVPROXY.EXE
  • PAVSCHED.EXE
  • PAVW.EXE
  • PCC2002S902.EXE
  • PCCIOMON.EXE
  • PCCNTMON.EXE
  • PCCWIN97.EXE
  • PCCWIN98.EXE
  • PCDSETUP.EXE
  • PCFWALLICON.EXE
  • PCIP10117_0.EXE
  • PCSCAN.EXE
  • PDFSAVER.EXE
  • PDSETUP.EXE
  • PENIS.EXE
  • PERFHMON.EXE
  • PERFORMANCE.EXE
  • PERFORMANCE32.EXE
  • PERISCOPE.EXE
  • PERSFW.EXE
  • PERSWF.EXE
  • PF2.EXE
  • PFWADMIN.EXE
  • PGMONITR.EXE
  • PINGSCAN.EXE
  • PLATIN.EXE
  • POP3TRAP.EXE
  • POPROXY.EXE
  • POPSCAN.EXE
  • PORTDETECTIVE.EXE
  • PORTMONITOR.EXE
  • POWERSCAN.EXE
  • PPINUPDT.EXE
  • PPTBC.EXE
  • PPVSTOP.EXE
  • PRIZESURFER.EXE
  • PRMT.EXE
  • PRMVR.EXE
  • PROC_ANALYZER.EXE
  • PROCDUMP.EXE
  • Processes.exe
  • PROCESSMONITOR.EXE
  • PROCEXPLORERV1.0.EXE
  • PROGRAMAUDITOR.EXE
  • PROPORT.EXE
  • PROTECTX.EXE
  • PSPF.EXE
  • PURGE.EXE
  • PUSSY.EXE
  • PVIEW95.EXE
  • QCONSOLE.EXE
  • QSERVER.EXE
  • RAPAPP.EXE
  • RAV7.EXE
  • RAV7WIN.EXE
  • RAV8WIN32ENG.EXE
  • RAY.EXE
  • RB32.EXE
  • RCSYNC.EXE
  • REALMON.EXE
  • RECSL.EXE
  • REGED.EXE
  • REGEDI32.EXE
  • REGEDT32.EXE
  • RESCUE.EXE
  • RESCUE32.EXE
  • RRGUARD.EXE
  • RSHELL.EXE
  • RTVSCAN.EXE
  • RTVSCN95.EXE
  • RULAUNCH.EXE
  • RUN32DLL.EXE
  • RUNDLL.EXE
  • RUNDLL16.EXE
  • RUXDLL32.EXE
  • SAFEWEB.EXE
  • SAHAGENT.EXE
  • SAVE.EXE
  • SAVENOW.EXE
  • SBSERV.EXE
  • SC.EXE
  • SCAM32.EXE
  • SCAN.EXE
  • SCAN32.EXE
  • SCAN95.EXE
  • SCANPM.EXE
  • SCRSCAN.EXE
  • SCRSVR.EXE
  • SCVHOST.EXE
  • SD.EXE
  • SDMSiTou.exe
  • ser32.exe
  • SERV95.EXE
  • SERVIC.EXE
  • SERVICE.EXE
  • SERVLCE.EXE
  • SERVLCES.EXE
  • SETUP_FLOWPROTECTOR_US.EXE
  • SETUPVAMEEVAL.EXE
  • SEX.EXE
  • SFC.EXE
  • SGSSFW32.EXE
  • SH.EXE
  • SHELLSPYINSTALL.EXE
  • SHN.EXE
  • SHOWBEHIND.EXE
  • SMC.EXE
  • SMS.EXE
  • SMSS32.EXE
  • SNIFF_HIT.EXE
  • SOAP.EXE
  • SOFI.EXE
  • SOMETHING.EXE
  • SPERM.EXE
  • SPF.EXE
  • SPHINX.EXE
  • SPOLER.EXE
  • SPOOL32.EXE
  • SPOOLCV.EXE
  • SPOOLSV32.EXE
  • SPOOLVX32.EXE
  • SPOOOLS.EXE
  • SPYXX.EXE
  • SREXE.EXE
  • SRNG.EXE
  • SRRSS32.EXE
  • SRVWIN.EXE
  • SS3EDIT.EXE
  • SSG_4104.EXE
  • SSGRATE.EXE
  • SSLS.EXE
  • SSMC.EXE
  • SSSVHOST.EXE
  • ST2.EXE
  • START.EXE
  • STCLOADER.EXE
  • stmb32.EXE
  • STMBNT32.EXE
  • STMBNTS.EXE
  • SUPFTRL.EXE
  • SUPPORT.EXE
  • SUPPORTER5.EXE
  • SVC.EXE
  • SVCCHOST.EXE
  • SVCHOSTC.EXE
  • SVCHOSTS.EXE
  • SVCHOSTWIN32.EXE
  • SVSHOST.EXE
  • SWEEP95.EXE
  • SWEEPNET.SWEEPSRV.SYS.SWNETSUP.EXE
  • sygat.exe
  • SYGAT.EXE
  • SYGATE32.EXE
  • SYMPROXYSVC.EXE
  • SYMTRAY.EXE
  • SYSANALYZER.EXE
  • SYSDX2S.EXE
  • SYSEDIT.EXE
  • SYSGATE.EXE
  • SYSMSVC.EXE
  • SYSTEM.EXE
  • SYSTEM32.EXE
  • SYSUPD.EXE
  • TASKMG.EXE
  • TASKMO.EXE
  • TASKMON.EXE
  • TAUMON.EXE
  • TBSCAN.EXE
  • TC.EXE
  • TCA.EXE
  • TCM.EXE
  • TDS-3.EXE
  • TDS2-98.EXE
  • TDS2-NT.EXE
  • TEEKIDS.EXE
  • TEMP.EXE
  • TEMP2.EXE
  • TEMP5486.EXE
  • TFAK.EXE
  • TFAK5.EXE
  • TGBOB.EXE
  • Tilecompc.com
  • TITANIN.EXE
  • TITANINXP.EXE
  • TRACERT.EXE
  • TRICKLER.EXE
  • TRJSCAN.EXE
  • TROJANTRAP3.EXE
  • TSADBOT.EXE
  • TVMD.EXE
  • TVTMD.EXE
  • UNDOBOOT.EXE
  • UPDAT.EXE
  • UPDATE.EXE
  • UPGRAD.EXE
  • UTPOST.EXE
  • VBCMSERV.EXE
  • VBCONS.EXE
  • VBUST.EXE
  • VBWIN9X.EXE
  • VBWINNTW.EXE
  • VCSETUP.EXE
  • VET32.EXE
  • VET95.EXE
  • VETTRAY.EXE
  • VFSETUP.EXE
  • VIR-HELP.EXE
  • VIRUSMDPERSONALFIREWALL.EXE
  • VMNAT.EXE
  • VNCCHOSST.EXE
  • VNLAN300.EXE
  • VNPC3000.EXE
  • VPC32.EXE
  • VPC42.EXE
  • VPFW30S.EXE
  • VPTRAY.EXE
  • VRX.EXE
  • VSCAN40.EXE
  • VSCENU6.02D30.EXE
  • VSCHED.EXE
  • VSECOMR.EXE
  • VSHWIN32.EXE
  • VSISETUP.EXE
  • VSMAIN.EXE
  • VSMON.EXE
  • VSSTAT.EXE
  • VSWIN9XE.EXE
  • VSWINNTSE.EXE
  • VSWINPERSE.EXE
  • W32DSM89.EXE
  • W9X.EXE
  • WEBDAV.EXE
  • WEBSCANX.EXE
  • WEBTRAP.EXE
  • WFINDV32.EXE
  • WGFE95.EXE
  • WHVLXD.EXE
  • WIMMUN32.EXE
  • WIN-BUGSFIX.EXE
  • WIN32.EXE
  • WIN32DLL.EXE
  • WIN32MX.EXE
  • WIN32UPDATE.EXE
  • WIN32US.EXE
  • WINACTIVE.EXE
  • winddl32.EXE
  • WINDIRS32.EXE
  • WINDOW.EXE
  • WINDOWS-.EXE
  • WINDOWS.EXE
  • WINDOWSFIX.EXE
  • WINDOWSFIXSYSTEM.EX
  • WINDOWSSS.EXE
  • WINDOWSX.EXE
  • WINFORM32.EXE
  • WINHOST32.EXE
  • WINI0GIN.EXE
  • WININETD.EXE
  • WININIT.EXE
  • WININITX.EXE
  • WINL0G0Z.EXE
  • WINLOGIN.EXE
  • winlogin32.exe
  • WINMAIN.EXE
  • WINMEDPLAY.EXE
  • WINMUN32
  • WINNET.EXE
  • WINPPR32.EXE
  • WINPRGS32.EXE
  • WINPRS32.EXE
  • WINRECON.EXE
  • WINSECURE.EXE
  • WINSERVICEUP.EXE
  • WINSERVN.EXE
  • WINSRCV.EXE
  • WINSSK32.EXE
  • WINSTART.EXE
  • WINSTART001.EXE
  • WINSX.EXE
  • WINSYSPLG.EXE
  • WINSYSTEM.EXE
  • WINTASKS32.EXE
  • WINTSK32.EXE
  • WINUPDATE.EXE
  • WINX.EXE
  • WKS32.EXE
  • WKSS32.EXE
  • WKSSC32C.EXE
  • WKSSR.EXE
  • WKUFIND.EXE
  • WLNAMP32.EXE
  • wmuksbs.exe
  • WNAD.EXE
  • WNPRGS32.EXE
  • WNT.EXE
  • WRADMIN.EXE
  • WRCTRL.EXE
  • WSASS32.EXE
  • WSBGATE.EXE
  • wulogin.exe
  • WUNIT32.EXE
  • WUPDATER.EXE
  • WUPDT.EXE
  • WVSVC.EXE
  • WYVERNWORKSFIREWALL.EX
  • XAGW.EXE
  • XPF202EN.EXE
  • ZAPSETUP3001.EXE
  • ZATUTOR.EXE
  • ZONEALARM.EXE

Affected Platforms

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

Revision History:

First pattern file version: 3.972.05
First pattern file release date: Dec 01, 2006
 
Dec 13, 2006 - Inserted Automatic Removal Instructions

SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 8.000

Pattern file needed: 4.390.04

Pattern release date: Apr 3, 2007


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:

AUTOMATIC REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

MANUAL REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Terminating the Malware Program

This procedure terminates the running malware process.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
    • On Windows 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 process:
    MSCON.EXE
  3. Select the malware process, then press either the End Task or the End Process button, depending on the version of Windows on your computer.
  4. To check if the malware process has been terminated, close Task Manager, and then open it again.
  5. Close Task Manager.

*NOTE: On computers running Windows 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.

On computers running all Windows platforms, if the process you are looking for is not in the list displayed by Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue with the next solution procedure, noting additional instructions. If the malware process is in the list displayed by either Task Manager or Process Explorer, but you are unable to terminate it, restart your computer in safe mode.

Editing the Registry

This malware modifies the computer'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 Server 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 DLL Verifier = "mscon.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 DLL Verifier = "mscon.exe"
  6. Close Registry Editor.

Removing Added Registry Entries

  1. Open Registry Editor. Click Start>Run, type REGEDIT, then press Enter.
  2. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>OLE
  3. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry:
    Microsoft DLL Verifier = "mscon.exe"
  4. 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 computers.

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

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

If you are currently running in safe mode, please restart your computer normally before performing the following solution.

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

Applying Patches

This malware exploits known vulnerabilities. Download and install the following patches:

Refrain from using these products until the appropriate patches have been installed. Trend Micro advises users to download critical patches upon release by vendors.




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