WORM_SDBOT.JW

Malware type: Worm

Aliases: Backdoor.Win32.SdBot.iw (Kaspersky), W32/Spybot.worm.gen.b (McAfee), Backdoor.SDBot.Gen (Symantec), HEUR/Damaged (Avira), Troj/Loony-E (Sophos),

In the wild: No

Destructive: No

Language: English

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

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:

Reported infections:

Damage potential:

High

Distribution potential:

High

Description: 

This memory-resident worm propagates via network shares by dropping copies of itself into shared folders of the affected system. It uses a long list of predefined strings as user name and password combination so that it can access the shared folders and log on to a system.

It has backdoor capabilities, which enable it to connect to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server. When a connection is established, it allows a remote malicious user to compromise a system by performing malicious commands on it.

It is also capable of stealing CD keys of popular game applications that are installed on a system.

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

For additional information about this threat, see:

Description created: Mar. 21, 2004 10:02:10 PM GMT -0800


TECHNICAL DETAILS


Size of malware: 52,736 Bytes

Initial samples received on: Mar 13, 2004

Details:

Installation and Autostart Technique

Upon execution, this memory-resident worm creates a copy of itself in the Windows system folder using the following file name:

    ANTIVIRUS32.EXE

(Note: The Windows system folder is usually C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows 2000 and NT, and C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP.)

To enable its automatic execution at every system startup, this malware creates the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run
Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\RunServices
Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\RunServices
Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows
CurrentVersion\Run
Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"

Network Propagation

This malware propagates via network shares. It attempts to drop itself in the following shared folders, as follows:

  • c$\AntiVirus32.exe
  • c$\winnt\system32\AntiVirus32.exe
  • Admin$\system32\AntiVirus32.exe

It uses the any of the following user names and passwords to access the shared folders and log on to a system:

User name:

  • 00000
  • 000000
  • 00000000
  • academia
  • academic
  • accept
  • account
  • action
  • adrian
  • adrianna
  • adult
  • aerobics
  • airplane
  • alaska
  • albany
  • albatros
  • albatross
  • albert
  • alert
  • alexande
  • Alexander
  • algebra
  • alias
  • aliases
  • alice
  • alicia
  • alisa
  • alison
  • allison
  • allow
  • 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
  • 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
  • blonde
  • blondie
  • blood
  • bloodaxe
  • blowjob
  • blues
  • board
  • boner
  • boobs
  • boyscout
  • bradley
  • brandi
  • brandy
  • bravo
  • break
  • breast
  • brenda
  • brian
  • bridget
  • broadway
  • brothel
  • 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
  • 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
  • computin
  • comrade
  • comrades
  • condo
  • condom
  • connect
  • connie
  • conserva
  • console
  • continue
  • cookbook
  • cookie
  • cooper
  • copper
  • corneliu
  • cornelius
  • correct
  • counters
  • country
  • couscous
  • cowboy
  • crack
  • crackpot
  • 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
  • death
  • deathsta
  • debbie
  • deborah
  • debug
  • december
  • DEFAULT
  • default
  • defoe
  • delta
  • deluge
  • democrat
  • denise
  • dennis
  • desiree
  • desktop
  • desperat
  • desperate
  • develop
  • device
  • diamond
  • diana
  • diane
  • diehard
  • dieter
  • digital
  • dinosaur
  • dipshit
  • direct
  • director
  • dirty
  • discipli
  • disclose
  • discover
  • discovery
  • diskette
  • disney
  • display
  • doctor
  • dollar
  • 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
  • edwin
  • edwina
  • egghead
  • eiderdow
  • eiderdown
  • eileen
  • einsiein
  • einstein
  • elaine
  • elanor
  • electron
  • elephant
  • elizabet
  • elizabeth
  • ellen
  • email
  • emerald
  • emily
  • emmanuel
  • enemy
  • engine
  • engineer
  • england
  • english
  • enter
  • enterpri
  • enterprise
  • enzyme
  • erenity
  • erica
  • erika
  • erotic
  • ersatz
  • establis
  • establish
  • estate
  • eternity
  • euclid
  • evelyn
  • expert
  • explode
  • explore
  • explorer
  • explosiv
  • extensio
  • extension
  • fairway
  • faith
  • falcon
  • family
  • farad
  • faraday
  • felicia
  • fender
  • fermat
  • ferrari
  • fidelity
  • field
  • fight
  • finite
  • firewall
  • fishers
  • flakes
  • float
  • florida
  • flower
  • flowers
  • foolproo
  • foolproof
  • football
  • force
  • foresigh
  • foresight
  • forever
  • format
  • fornicat
  • forsythe
  • fourier
  • foxtrot
  • france
  • frank
  • freak
  • freedom
  • french
  • friday
  • friend
  • friends
  • frighten
  • fryguy
  • fucker
  • fucking
  • fuckme
  • fuckyou
  • fudge
  • function
  • fungible
  • gabriel
  • games
  • gardner
  • garfield
  • gateway
  • gatherin
  • gauss
  • george
  • gertrude
  • ghost
  • gibson
  • gigabyte
  • ginger
  • glacier
  • golden
  • golfer
  • gorgeous
  • gorges
  • gosling
  • gouge
  • govermen
  • grades
  • graham
  • grahm
  • grand
  • grant
  • great
  • green
  • group
  • gryphon
  • guardian
  • gucci
  • guess
  • guitar
  • gumption
  • guntis
  • h4x0r1ng
  • h4x0ring
  • h4x1ng
  • hacked
  • hagar
  • hallowee
  • hamlet
  • hamster
  • handel
  • handily
  • handjob
  • happenin
  • happening
  • hardcore
  • harddriv
  • harmony
  • harold
  • harvey
  • haven
  • hawaii
  • haxing
  • headbang
  • heathen
  • heather
  • hebrides
  • heidi
  • heinlein
  • hello
  • herbert
  • heroin
  • hewlett
  • hexadeci
  • hiawatha
  • hibernia
  • hidden
  • highland
  • hitler
  • holly
  • hollywoo
  • homepage
  • homer
  • homework
  • honey
  • hooker
  • hooters
  • horny
  • horrible
  • horror
  • horse
  • horus
  • hotdog
  • hotel
  • hunter
  • hutchins
  • hydrogen
  • hyper
  • hypertxt
  • icecream
  • idiot
  • illumina
  • image
  • imbrogli
  • imbroglio
  • immortal
  • imperial
  • include
  • india
  • indian
  • indiana
  • indians
  • ingres
  • ingress
  • ingrid
  • innocuou
  • innocuous
  • input
  • inside
  • integer
  • invent
  • irene
  • irishman
  • jackie
  • janet
  • janice
  • janie
  • jasmin
  • jeanne
  • jenni
  • jennifer
  • jenny
  • jerry
  • jerusale
  • jessica
  • jester
  • jewbegel
  • jewelry
  • jixian
  • joanne
  • johndoe
  • johnny
  • joseph
  • joshua
  • journal
  • joyce
  • judith
  • juggle
  • juicy
  • julia
  • julie
  • juliet
  • jupiter
  • karen
  • karie
  • karina
  • katana
  • kathleen
  • kathrine
  • kathy
  • katina
  • katrina
  • kelly
  • kermit
  • kernel
  • kerri
  • kerrie
  • kerry
  • kevin
  • keybord
  • keyin
  • keyword
  • killthem
  • kimberly
  • kirkland
  • kissmyas
  • kitten
  • klingon
  • knife
  • knight
  • knightma
  • known
  • krista
  • kristen
  • kristi
  • kristie
  • kristin
  • kristine
  • kristy
  • 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
  • literatu
  • lockout
  • lockword
  • logic
  • loginwor
  • logout
  • 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
  • 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
  • nagel
  • nancy
  • napoleon
  • nepenthe
  • neptune
  • netscape
  • network
  • newborn
  • newsgrou
  • newton
  • newyork
  • nicole
  • nicotine
  • nigga
  • nigger
  • night
  • nightmar
  • nintendo
  • nnaacp
  • noble
  • nobody
  • noreen
  • notes
  • novel
  • november
  • noxious
  • nuclear
  • nukem
  • number
  • nutritio
  • nutrition
  • nyquist
  • obscurit
  • oceanogr
  • oceanography
  • ocelot
  • office
  • oldage
  • olivetti
  • olivia
  • omega
  • opening
  • openlock
  • opensesa
  • operator
  • orient
  • orwell
  • oscar
  • osiris
  • outdoors
  • outlaw
  • output
  • outside
  • oxford
  • pacific
  • packard
  • packer
  • painless
  • paint
  • pakistan
  • pamela
  • paper
  • papers
  • pascal
  • passphra
  • paste
  • patricia
  • patriot
  • patty
  • paula
  • peanuts
  • pecker
  • pencil
  • penelope
  • penguin
  • penis
  • penname
  • pentagon
  • pentagra
  • penthous
  • pentium
  • peoria
  • pepper
  • 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
  • quebec
  • qwert
  • qwerty
  • rabbit
  • rachel
  • rachelle
  • rachmani
  • rachmaninoff
  • rainbow
  • raindrop
  • raleigh
  • random
  • rascal
  • razor
  • reagan
  • reality
  • really
  • reaper
  • rebal
  • rebecca
  • rebel
  • record
  • reddawn
  • redhead
  • redneck
  • 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
  • saturday
  • saturn
  • saxon
  • scamper
  • scheme
  • school
  • schoolsucks
  • scifi
  • scorpion
  • scott
  • scotty
  • scout
  • search
  • security
  • sensor
  • sentinel
  • sentry
  • serenity
  • serial
  • service
  • sesame
  • shannon
  • sharc
  • shark
  • sharks
  • sharon
  • sheffiel
  • sheffield
  • sheldon
  • shell
  • sherri
  • shift
  • shirley
  • shitpot
  • shiva
  • shivers
  • short
  • shuttle
  • 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
  • spaceshi
  • sparrows
  • spear
  • spell
  • spice
  • spider
  • spiderma
  • spred
  • spring
  • springer
  • spunk
  • squires
  • stacey
  • staci
  • stacie
  • stacy
  • starship
  • start
  • startrek
  • startup
  • starwars
  • steak
  • steal
  • steel
  • steph
  • stephani
  • stephanie
  • stereo
  • steve
  • stoneage
  • stoned
  • stones
  • strange
  • strangle
  • stratfor
  • stratford
  • streetfi
  • string
  • strip
  • student
  • stuttgar
  • stuttgart
  • subscrib
  • subway
  • success
  • suckmydi
  • sucks
  • summer
  • sunday
  • superman
  • superson
  • supersta
  • superstage
  • superuse
  • superuser
  • supervis
  • support
  • supporte
  • supported
  • surfer
  • surfing
  • susan
  • susanne
  • susie
  • suzanne
  • suzie
  • swearer
  • sweat
  • switch
  • sword
  • sybil
  • symmetry
  • sysadmin
  • sysop
  • tabasco
  • tamara
  • tamie
  • tammy
  • tangerin
  • tangerine
  • tango
  • target
  • tarragon
  • taylor
  • teacher
  • teapot
  • tears
  • teenage
  • telephon
  • telephone
  • telnet
  • temptati
  • temptation
  • tennis
  • terminal
  • terminat
  • 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
  • tuttle
  • umesh
  • uncle
  • unhappy
  • unicorn
  • uniform
  • universa
  • universe
  • universi
  • unknown
  • unlock
  • upload
  • uranus
  • urchin
  • ursula
  • usenet
  • usermane
  • username
  • userpassword
  • utility
  • 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
  • windose
  • windows
  • windows2k
  • windows95
  • windows98
  • windowsME
  • WindowsXP
  • windowz
  • windoze
  • windoze2k
  • windoze95
  • windoze98
  • windozeME
  • windozexp
  • winpass
  • winston
  • wired
  • wisconsi
  • wisconsin
  • wiseass
  • within
  • wizard
  • wolverin
  • woman
  • wombat
  • women
  • woodwind
  • wordperf
  • wormwood
  • wyoming
  • xmodem
  • xxxxx
  • xxxxxx
  • xxxxxxx
  • xxxxxxxx
  • xxxxxxxxx
  • xyzzy
  • yankee
  • yellow
  • yellowst
  • yellowstone
  • yolanda
  • yosemite
  • young
  • zebra
  • zeitgeis
  • ziggy
  • zimmerma
  • zimmerman
  • zmodem
  • zombie
  • FALSE

Password:

  • 12345
  • 54321
  • 111111
  • 121212
  • 123123
  • 123456
  • 654321
  • 1234567
  • 11111111
  • 12345678
  • 88888888
  • 123456789
  • 1234567890
  • !@#$%
  • !@#$%
  • !@#$%
  • &*Gast12
  • 0wned
  • 1234qwer
  • 123abc
  • 123asd
  • 123qwe
  • abc123
  • access
  • ACCESS
  • ADMIN
  • admin
  • admin123
  • administrator
  • backup
  • BACKUP
  • bf1942
  • blank
  • canada
  • Changeme
  • changeme
  • china1
  • computer
  • crash
  • cstrike
  • database
  • db1234
  • devil
  • education
  • eliteserver
  • enable
  • europe
  • fastserver
  • FILES
  • foobar
  • fubar
  • fucked
  • gamecube
  • godblessyou
  • guessme
  • GUEST
  • guest
  • hacker
  • hax0r
  • headoffice
  • heaven
  • ihavenopass
  • internet
  • Internet
  • intranet
  • irule
  • jackson
  • japanchina
  • joker
  • kiddie
  • killer
  • korea
  • linux
  • local
  • LOCAL
  • login
  • mandrake
  • matrix
  • Matthew
  • mexico
  • mypass
  • mypass123
  • mypc123
  • netdevil
  • net-devil
  • netfuck
  • newserver
  • Nilez
  • nokia
  • nopass
  • nopassword
  • oeminstall
  • oemuser
  • oracle
  • outlook
  • ownage0wn3d
  • owned
  • owner
  • Owner
  • OWNER
  • pass1234
  • passhere
  • passwd
  • PASSWORD
  • password
  • password1
  • passwordhere
  • patrick
  • pepsi
  • pw123
  • pwdhere
  • redhat
  • russia
  • satan
  • satanic
  • satanik
  • script
  • scriptkiddie
  • secret
  • server
  • SERVER
  • server1
  • seven
  • share
  • SHARE
  • singap
  • spaceman
  • spain
  • spears
  • sqlpass
  • student1
  • super
  • sybase
  • system
  • SYSTEM
  • temp123
  • test123
  • testalpha
  • three
  • user1
  • uwontguessme
  • write
  • WRITE
  • youwontguessme

Backdoor Capabilities

This worm attempts to connect to an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) server, which allows a remote user to access and perform the following actions on the infected system:

  • Update itself from a FTP and HTTP site
  • Execute a file
  • Download a file from a FTP and HTTP site
  • Open files
  • Display net information
  • Command a bot to join a channel
  • Terminate the bot
  • Disconnect the bot from IRC
  • Send a message to the IRC server
  • Let the bot perform mode change
  • Display connection type and local IP address
  • Log on and log off current user
  • Issue ping attack against the machine
  • Display system information

Information Theft

This may also steal CD keys of the following popular game applications:

  • Battlefield 1942 Road To Rome
  • Call of Duty
  • Command & Conquer Generals
  • Counter-Strike ( Retail )
  • FIFA 2003
  • Half-Life CDKey
  • IGI 2 Retail
  • Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2
  • Never Winter Nights
  • Project IGI 2
  • Rainbow Six III RavenShield
  • Soldier of Fortune II - Double Helix
  • Unreal Tournament 2003



Analysis by: Michael Lactaotao


SOLUTION


Minimum scan engine version needed: 5.600

Pattern file needed: 2.282.02

Pattern release date: Mar 21, 2004


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

Before proceeding to remove this malware, first identify the malware program.

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

Terminating the Malware Program

This procedure terminates the running malware process from memory.

  1. Open Windows Task Manager.
    On Windows 95/98/ME systems, press
    CTRL%20ALT%20DELETE
    On Windows NT/2000/XP systems, press
    CTRL%20SHIFT%20ESC, and click the Processes tab.
  2. In the list of running programs*, locate the process:
    ANTIVIRUS32.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 system.
  4. To check if the malware process has been terminated, close Task Manager, and then open it again.
  5. Close Task Manager.

*NOTE: On systems running Windows 95/98/ME, Windows Task Manager may not show certain processes. You may use a third party process viewer to terminate the malware process. Otherwise, continue with the next procedure, noting additional instructions.

Removing Autostart Entries from the Registry

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

  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, 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 or entries:
    Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"
  4. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  5. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry or entries:
    Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"
  6. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>RunServices
  7. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry or entries:
    Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"
  8. In the left panel, double-click the following:
    HKEY_USERS>.DEFAULT>Software>Microsoft>
    Windows>CurrentVersion>Run
  9. In the right panel, locate and delete the entry or entries:
    Windows Anti-Virus Built 32 = "AntiVirus32.exe"
  10. Close Registry Editor.
NOTE: If you were not able to terminate the malware process from memory as described in the previous procedure, restart your system.

Additional Windows ME/XP Cleaning Instructions

Running Trend Micro Antivirus

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


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