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.
7290 (2013-12-15)Updated DAT
This is a Trojan
|File Properties||Property Values|
|McAfee Detection||RDN/Generic FakeAlert!eq|
Other Common Detection Aliases
|Company Names||Detection Names|
Other brands and names may be claimed as the property of others.
|Modifies Windows explorer file browser's Advanced settings. Sometimes used by malware to make executable files look like documents.|
|Adds or modifies a system service.|
|Enumerates many system files and directories.|
|No digital signature is present|
|McAfee Scans||Scan Detections|
|McAfee Beta||RDN/Generic FakeAlert!eq|
|McAfee Supported||RDN/Generic FakeAlert!eq|
Some path values have been replaced with environment variables as the exact location may vary with different configurations.
%WINDIR% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista/7), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%PROGRAMFILES% = \Program Files
The following files were analyzed:
|The following files have been added to the system:|
|The following files were temporarily written to disk then later removed:|
|The following registry elements have been changed:|
|The applications attempted the following network connection(s):|
This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.
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.
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.