RDN/Generic FakeAlert!el!87C904E1​B696

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware RDN/Generic FakeAlert!el!87C904E1B696

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

7230 (2013-10-16)

Updated DAT

7230 (2013-10-16)

Minimum Engine

5600.1067

File Length

68631

Description Added

2013-10-16

Description Modified

2013-10-16

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionRDN/Generic FakeAlert!el
Length68631 bytes
MD587c904e1b69686505879f57b4a3ff073
SHA15b02345e17434634cd98983d53111cc4c8838323


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
AVG (GriSoft)Generic.fdb.
aviraTR/Buzy.1498.45
BitDefenderGen:Variant.Buzy.1498
F-ProtW32/Wisdow.A.gen!Eldorado
SymantecSuspicious.Cloud.2
EsetWin32/Agent.VBR
normanwin32:winpe/FakeMS.AJ
risingAdWare.Win32.FakeMS.csr

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
No digital signature is presentInformational


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



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:

5B02345E17434634CD98983D53111CC4C8838323

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoof live\0301\dWindowsommon.dll
  • %COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Microsoof live\0301\xdwisdowse.dll

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

  • %TEMP%\nsk8.tmp

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\MICROSOFT FLASH\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MYIQ\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MYIQ\PCVALUE2 = 49

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