PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type: Trojan

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

  OVERVIEW

This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It deletes itself after execution.

  TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size: 86,050 bytes
File Type: EXE
Memory Resident: Yes
Initial Samples Received Date: 13 Mar 2014

Arrival Details

This Trojan arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Installation

This Trojan creates the following folders:

  • %System Root%\Documents and Settings\Wilbert
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update

(Note: %System Root% is the root folder, which is usually C:\. It is also where the operating system is located.. %Application Data% is the current user's Application Data folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming on Windows Vista and 7.)

Autostart Technique

This Trojan adds the following registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvUpdSrv = "%Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update\nv_upd32.exe"

Other System Modifications

This Trojan deletes the following files:

  • %User Temp%\nsb1.tmp

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista and 7.)

It adds the following registry keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\
Jjb

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\
Jjb\Recent File List

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\
Jjb\Settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\
Global\nvUpdSrv

It adds the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\
Global\nvUpdSrv
value = "20140216"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\
Global\nvUpdSrv
GUID = "07248de1-3c13-4854-b953-780ed044b205"

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\nsg3.tmp
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update\nv_upd32.exe
  • ?

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista and 7.. %Application Data% is the current user's Application Data folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming on Windows Vista and 7.)

Other Details

This Trojan connects to the following possibly malicious URL:

  • http://u9l5v25n9rpf7ftw3mq19pr.{BLOCKED}kuzmani.gen.tr/update.php?03121906348116022

It deletes itself after execution.

This report is generated via an automated analysis system.

  SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine: 9.300

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 3

Delete this registry key

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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.

  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software
    • Local AppWizard-Generated Applications
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications
    • Jjb
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\Jjb
    • Recent File List
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Local AppWizard-Generated Applications\Jjb
    • Settings
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\NVIDIA Corporation\Global
    • nvUpdSrv

Step 4

Delete this registry value

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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.

  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • NvUpdSrv = "%Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update\nv_upd32.exe"
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\nvUpdSrv
    • value = "20140216"
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\NVIDIA Corporation\Global\nvUpdSrv
    • GUID = "07248de1-3c13-4854-b953-780ed044b205"

Step 5

Search and delete these components

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There may be some components that are 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.
  • %User Temp%\nsg3.tmp
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update\nv_upd32.exe
  • ?

Step 6

Search and delete these folders

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden folders in the search result.
  • %System Root%\Documents and Settings\Wilbert
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation
  • %Application Data%\NVIDIA Corporation\Update

Step 7

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TROJ_CARPERB.XX. 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.

Step 8

Restore this file from backup only Microsoft-related files will be restored. If this malware/grayware also deleted files related to programs that are not from Microsoft, please reinstall those programs on you computer again.

  • %User Temp%\nsb1.tmp


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