Generic Qhost!6D81B3C0E91F

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware Generic Qhost!6D81B3C0E91F

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

7071 (2013-05-10)

Updated DAT

7071 (2013-05-10)

Minimum Engine

5400.1158

File Length

173074

Description Added

2013-05-12

Description Modified

2013-05-12

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionGeneric Qhost
Length173074 bytes
MD56d81b3c0e91f9628ac0b5aea5c2e4e5a
SHA1a7f687c44de757046f51cb7a37e9dec345065f08


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:Downloader-TEM
AVG (GriSoft)VBS/Agent
aviraTR/Dropper.Gen7
BitDefenderGen:Heur.SMHeist.2
FortiNetRiskware/Sim
MicrosoftTrojan:BAT/Qhost.AF
normanBicololo.PT
Trend MicroTROJ_GEN.R47CDE6

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric Qhost
McAfee SupportedGeneric Qhost



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:

A7F687C44DE757046F51CB7A37E9DEC345065F08

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\ourceoffranchiseinf.or
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\Uninstall.ini
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\seAssociationisyo.bat
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\or join your favorite.fran
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\Top10franchisesof2013.vbs
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\401kfundstopurc.bat
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\International Franchise.qq
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\drivers\etc\hsts
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\Uninstall.exe
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\ndresourcestoesea.vbs
  • %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\TheInternationalFran.chi

The following files have been changed:

  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\drivers\etc\hosts

The following files were temporarily written to disk then later removed:

  • %TEMP%\$inst\2.tmp
  • %TEMP%\$inst\temp_0.tmp

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS SCRIPT HOST\SETTINGS\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\DISPLAYICON = %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\Uninstall.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\DISPLAYNAME = spinogriz ladnoed
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\NOMODIFY = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\NOREPAIR = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SPINOGRIZ LADNOED\UNINSTALLSTRING = %PROGRAMFILES%\deli_jedi\spinogriz\Uninstall.exe

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • hxxp://96.45.190.44:6611/stat/stad/***

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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