RDN/Generic FakeAlert!ek!35744F46​9118

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware RDN/Generic FakeAlert!ek!35744F469118

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

7211 (2013-09-27)

Updated DAT

7211 (2013-09-27)

Minimum Engine

5600.1067

File Length

247552

Description Added

2013-09-29

Description Modified

2013-09-29

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionRDN/Generic FakeAlert!ek
Length247552 bytes
MD535744f469118c6c3c10e3ee03bb953d3
SHA128e3a6adec833472e1335e66a0be0bbb63cbba86


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
EMSI SoftwareWorm.Generic.76923 (B)
ahnlabTrojan/Win32.FraudPack
avastWin32:Sality
AVG (GriSoft)VB.JIF (Trojan horse)
aviraTR/Patched.Ren.Gen
KasperskyTrojan.Win32.FraudPack.stl
BitDefenderWorm.Generic.76923
clamavPUA.USBCillin
Dr.WebTrojan.StartPage.38914
F-ProtW32/Trojan2.LAGW
FortiNetW32/AutoRun.RPV!worm
Microsofttrojan:win32/rimod
SymantecUSBcillin
EsetWin32/VB.NRN
normanwinpe/VBTroj.TOSP
pandaTrj/USBcil.A
SophosMal/FakeAV-GG
vba32Trojan.VBO.013135
V-BusterTrojan.FraudPack!Wj8ZFwpbbuw (trojan)
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/USBcillin.A

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Prevents the use of the default Windows Registry Editor.High
Disables the Windows Task Manager.High
Adds or modifies system policies. Could be used to prevent the or detour the use of common system tools.High
Modifies Windows explorer file browser's Advanced settings. Sometimes used by malware to make executable files look like documents.Medium
Modifies Windows folder view settings. Could be used to make executable files look like documents.Medium
Adds or modifies winlogon userinit registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Medium
Modifies winlogon configuration settings in registryMedium
Adds or modifies winlogon shell registry value. Could be used to launch a program on startup.Medium
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Enumerates process listLow
Displays systray popupsLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaRDN/Generic FakeAlert!ek
McAfee SupportedRDN/Generic FakeAlert!ek



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:

28E3A6ADEC833472E1335E66A0BE0BBB63CBBA86

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %TEMP%\~DF341.tmp

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\NETWORK\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\NETWORK\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\START PAGE = about:blank
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\WINDOW TITLE = Windows Internet Explorer
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\HIDDEN = 1
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOACTIVEDESKTOP = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOCONTROLPANEL = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NODESKTOP = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFILEMENU = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFIND = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFOLDEROPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NONETHOOD = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOPRINTERS = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOPROPERTIESMYCOMPUTER = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NORUN = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOSETFOLDERS = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOVIEWCONTEXTMENU = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\NETWORK\NONETSETUP = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\DISABLETASKMGR = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\NODISPCPL = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOADDPAGE = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOADDREMOVEPROGRAMS = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOREMOVEPAGE = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\POLICIES\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DISABLECMD = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON\SHELL = explorer.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINLOGON\USERINIT = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\userinit.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\FOLDER\HIDDEN\NOHIDDEN\CHECKEDVALUE = 2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\FOLDER\HIDDEN\NOHIDDEN\DEFAULTVALUE = 2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\FOLDER\HIDDEN\SHOWALL\CHECKEDVALUE = 1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\ADVANCED\FOLDER\HIDDEN\SHOWALL\DEFAULTVALUE = 2
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOACTIVEDESKTOP = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOCONTROLPANEL = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NODESKTOP = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFILEMENU = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFIND = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOFOLDEROPTIONS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NONETHOOD = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOPRINTERS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOPROPERTIESMYCOMPUTER = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NORUN = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOSETFOLDERS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\NOVIEWCONTEXTMENU = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\NETWORK\NONETSETUP = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\DISABLEREGISTRYTOOLS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\DISABLETASKMGR = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\SYSTEM\NODISPCPL = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOADDPAGE = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOADDREMOVEPROGRAMS = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\UNINSTALL\NOREMOVEPAGE = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\USBCILLIN = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\USBcillin.exe

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

Please use the following instructions for all supported versions of Windows:


1. Disable Windows System Restore. For instructions, please refer to: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/disabling-system-restore.aspx

2. Update your McAfee Anti-Virus product to the latest version (when possible), and ensure the latest DAT and Engine and any applicable EXTRA.DATs are installed.

3. Run a full system scan. (On-Demand Scan)

4. Reboot, as soon as it is convenient, to ensure all malicious components are removed.

Variants