FakeAlert-SecurityToo​l.bt!26F9B3A73F66

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware FakeAlert-SecurityTool.bt!26F9B3A73F66

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 Engine

5600.1067

File Length

401408

Description Added

2012-01-27

Description Modified

2012-01-27

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionFakeAlert-SecurityTool.bt
Length401408 bytes
MD526f9b3a73f66bbf8db10729b1f9f6c6e
SHA14f039a2af3406552c0ac79748e34b9d09ea83169


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
ahnlabWin-Trojan/Injector.401408.IS
avastWin32:MalOb-GF [Cryp]
AVG (GriSoft)Generic_r.RL (Trojan horse)
aviraTR/Winwebsec.A.4345
BitDefenderTrojan.Generic.KDV.209579
Dr.WebTrojan.Inject.52749
F-ProtW32/FakeAlert.OL.gen!Eldorado
FortiNetW32/PackFakeAV.HL!tr
MicrosoftRogue:Win32/Winwebsec
SymantecSecurityToolFraud!gen5
EsetWin32/Injector.GEV trojan (variant)
normanW32/FakeAV.ADRE (trojan)
pandaTrj/Resdec.a
SophosMal/FakeAV-KL
Trend MicroTROJ_FAKEAV.SMUC
vba32Trojan.FakeAV.cvwr
V-BusterTrojan.Agent!Nak0r87DIv4 (trojan)
Vet (Computer Associates)Win32/FakeSecurityTool.A!generic

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


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


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaFakeAlert-SecurityTool.bt
McAfee SupportedFakeAlert-SecurityTool.bt



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:

4F039A2AF3406552C0AC79748E34B9D09EA83169

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\bD31004OjFjI31004\bD31004OjFjI31004.exe
  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\bD31004OjFjI31004\bD31004OjFjI31004

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

  • %TEMP%\ADMINI~1

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\EXTENSIONS\CMDMAPPING\{92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} = 8193
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\EXTENSIONS\CMDMAPPING\NEXTID = 8194
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE\BD31004OJFJI31004 = %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\bD31004OjFjI31004\bD31004OjFjI31004.exe

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 69.50.208.**:80
  • hxxp://69.50.208.17/*****

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.

Variants