PWS-Zbot-FANF!DAF3284​49E4D!DAF328449E4D

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware PWS-Zbot-FANF!DAF328449E4D!DAF328449E4D

Overview

This is a Trojan detection. Unlike viruses, Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include e-mail, malicious or hacked Web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.


Minimum DAT

7032 (2013-04-01)

Updated DAT

7032 (2013-04-01)

Minimum Engine

5400.1158

File Length

239104

Description Added

2013-04-02

Description Modified

2013-04-02

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionPWS-Zbot-FANF!DAF328449E4D
Length239104 bytes
MD5daf328449e4d9cbda9d0735dee637581
SHA1487bdf45bf6b12d2399bfec59847070598c02f34


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:Fareit-CW
AVG (GriSoft)Agent
aviraTR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen
KasperskyTrojan-Ransom.Win32.PornoAsset.cdth
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Kazy.154128
FortiNetW32/Zbot.ANQ!tr
Microsoftrogue:win32/fakerean
EsetWin32/Kryptik.AWSQ trojan (variant)
normanTroj_Generic.JFTFF
pandaTrj/Genetic.gen
SophosMal/ZboCheMan-D
Trend MicroTROJ_GEN.R0YCDCG
vba32Backdoor.ZAccess.1813

Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Modifies Windows security center settings.High
Modifies Windows firewall settings.Medium
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Enumerates process listLow
Process attempts to call itself recursivelyLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaPWS-Zbot-FANF!DAF328449E4D
McAfee SupportedPWS-Zbot-FANF!DAF328449E4D



System Changes

Some path values have been replaced with environment variables as the exact location may vary with different configurations.
e.g.
%WINDIR% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista/7), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%PROGRAMFILES% = \Program Files


The following files were analyzed:

487BDF45BF6B12D2399BFEC59847070598C02F34

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %USERPROFILE%\Templates\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %TEMP%\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\lfi.exe
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\6o4v7yr6ikfw18072u

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\ANTIVIRUSDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\ANTIVIRUSOVERRIDE = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\FIREWALLDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\FIREWALLOVERRIDE = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SECURITY CENTER\UPDATESDISABLENOTIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\START = 4
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\DISABLENOTIFICATIONS = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\DONOTALLOWEXCEPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\DOMAINPROFILE\ENABLEFIREWALL = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\DISABLENOTIFICATIONS = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\DONOTALLOWEXCEPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\SHAREDACCESS\PARAMETERS\FIREWALLPOLICY\STANDARDPROFILE\ENABLEFIREWALL = 0

Symptoms

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.

Method of Infection

Trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that the executable is something beneficial. Distribution channels include IRC, peer-to-peer networks, newsgroup postings, e-mail, etc.

Removal

All Users:

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows to remove threats and other potential risks:

1.Disable System Restore .

2.Update to current engine and DAT files for detection and removal.

3.Run a complete system scan.

Modifications made to the system Registry and/or INI files for the purposes of hooking system startup, will be successfully removed if cleaning with the recommended engine and DAT combination (or higher).

1. Please go to the Microsoft Recovery Console and restore a clean MBR.

On windows XP:

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Select the Windows installation that is compromised and provide the administrator password
Issue 'fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.


On Windows Vista and 7:

Insert the Windows CD into the CD-ROM drive and restart the computer.
Click on "Repair Your Computer"
When the System Recovery Options dialog comes up, choose the Command Prompt.
Issue 'bootrec /fixmbr' command to restore the Master Boot Record
Follow onscreen instructions
Reset and remove the CD from CD-ROM drive.

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