Windows 2000, WIndows XP, Windows Server 2003
This Trojan connects to a malicious server to report infection and to download a file. It uses specific encrypted configuration files.
It sends an HTTP request to its C&C, which contain encrypted data.
Once connected, the server then replies with a malicious file which Trend Micro detects as TROJ_SFXMOT.A. As a result, routines of the downloaded file are exhibited in the system.
This Trojan may be dropped by other malware.
This Trojan may be dropped by the following malware:
This Trojan adds the following registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:
tintsetp.exe = "%Application Data%\sun\java\jre1.6.3\tintsetp.exe"
Upon execution, it connects to a malicious server to report infection and to download a file. It uses the following encrypted configuration files which are also dropped by TROJ_MOTMOT.DRP:
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.
Remove the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded TROJ_MOTMOT.CI
Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_MOTMOT.CI
Delete this registry value
Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to clean files detected as TROJ_MOTMOT.CI. 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.
This malware is detected and removed by the latest Trend Micro anti-malware engine and pattern. Always keep pattern files and engines up-to-date. To know more about updating your Trend Micro product's pattern, please refer to the following Trend Micro support page:
To actively detect and protect your machine, enable real-time scanning of your Trend Micro anti-malware product. Refer to the following Trend Micro support page to know more about enabling real-time scanning in your Trend Micro product:
To enable Firewall to protect against threats: How to enable or disable the Personal Firewall of Trend Micro EN 1038273