Analysis by: Jed Valderama
 Modified by: Abraham Latimer Camba

 PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

 OVERALL RISK RATING:
 DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
 DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
 REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type: Trojan

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW


This Trojan may be dropped by other malware.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: Varies
File Type: BIN, Other
Initial Samples Received Date: 05 Jul 2012

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be dropped by the following malware:

  • BKDR_PLUGX variants

NOTES:

It is a component file containing malicious codes loaded by BKDR_PLUGX variants.

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.200
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE: 9.236.07
FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE: 05 Jul 2012
VSAPI OPR PATTERN File: 9.237.00
VSAPI OPR PATTERN Date: 06 Jul 2012

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Remove malware/grayware files that dropped/downloaded TROJ_PLUGX.SME

  • BKDR_PLUGX variants

Step 3

Search and delete the file detected as TROJ_PLUGX.SME

*Note: Some component files may be hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.

To manually delete a malware/grayware file from the affected system:

  1. Right-click Start then click Search....
  2. In the Named input box, type the name of the file that was detected earlier.
  3. In the Look In drop-down list, select My Computer then press Enter.
  4. Once located, select the file then press SHIFT+DELETE to delete it.

Step 4

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_PLUGX.SME. 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.


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