Generic.dx!EAC35D017A​61

This page shows details and results of our analysis on the malware Generic.dx!EAC35D017A61

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

3777080

Description Added

2014-08-05

Description Modified

2014-08-05

Malware Proliferation

Characteristics

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionGeneric.dx
Length3777080 bytes
MD5eac35d017a610b17393bb5995f60d5c4
SHA195bec1dc3d26db50a7e15a4eaee90fda4ce59452


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
avastWin32:InstallMonstr-DY [PUP]
AVG (GriSoft)Generic5.BDCQ (Adware)
aviraAPPL/InstallMonster.Gen
clamavPUA.Win32.Packer.Upx-28
Dr.WebTrojan.InstallMonster.242
FortiNetRiskware/InstallMonstr
SymantecSuspicious.Cloud.2
EsetWin32/InstallMonstr.FB (application) (variant)
pandaPUP/InstallMonstr (hacking tool)
SophosInstall Monster (PUA)
vba32Signed-Downware.InstallMonstr
V-BusterRiskware.Agent! (trojan)

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


ActivitiesRisk Levels
Creates one or more shortcuts (.LNK files) to provide user accessible links to start a program usually form the desktop or start menu.Low
Enumerates many system files and directories.Low
Enumerates process listLow
Attempts to send data or commands via HTTPLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaGeneric.dx
McAfee SupportedGeneric.dx



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:

95BEC1DC3D26DB50A7E15A4EAEE90FDA4CE59452

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Desktop\Download t23448.lnk

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\IM\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\IM\SHORTCUTS\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\ESENT\PROCESS\95BEC1DC3D26DB50A7E15A4EAEE90FDA4CE59452\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\ESENT\PROCESS\95BEC1DC3D26DB50A7E15A4EAEE90FDA4CE59452\DEBUG\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\ESENT\PROCESS\95BEC1DC3D26DB50A7E15A4EAEE90FDA4CE59452\DEBUG\TRACE LEVEL
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\ESENT\CATEGORYCOUNT = 16
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\ESENT\CATEGORYMESSAGEFILE = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\ESENT.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\ESENT\EVENTMESSAGEFILE = %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\ESENT.dll
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\SERVICES\EVENTLOG\APPLICATION\ESENT\TYPESSUPPORTED = 7

The applications attempted the following network connection(s):

  • 5.149.255.***:80
  • 5.149.254.**:80
  • hxxp://solutionsitex.com/api/*****

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