FakeAlert-av2009.gen.a!6BA0ABD2E57F

FakeAlert-av2009.gen.a!6BA0ABD2E57F

Threat Detail

  • Malware Type: Trojan
  • Malware Sub-type: N/A
  • Protection Added: 2010-11-25

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

5400.1158

File Length

2281472

Description Added

2010-11-25

Description Modified

2010-11-25

Malware Proliferation

This is a Trojan

File PropertiesProperty Values
McAfee DetectionFakeAlert-av2009.gen.a
Length2281472 bytes
MD56ba0abd2e57f1aba749dece5911224da
SHA11ead485ae8522aed23deb7842645f93f91ef58b3


Other Common Detection Aliases

Company NamesDetection Names
AvastWin32:Ups [Cryp]
AVG (GriSoft)FakeAlert.EV (Trojan horse)
AviraTR/Fakealert.SP
Kasperskynot-a-virus:FraudTool.Win32.XPAntivirus.aaf
BitDefenderTrojan.Generic.1331534
Dr.WebTrojan.Fakealert.15819
F-ProtW32/FakeAlert.4!Generic
FortiNetMisc/XPAntivirus
MicrosoftVirTool:Win32/Obfuscator.CT (suspicious)
SymantecTrojan Horse
EsetWin32/Adware.XPAntivirus (application)
NormanW32/Antivirus2008.BTC (trojan)
PandaAdware/Xpantivirus2008 (spyware)
SophosSus/Behav-297 (suspicious)
Trend MicroMal_FakeAV-9
Vba32Win32.Adware.XPAntivirus
V-BusterHoax.XPAntivirus.BDBC (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
Displays systray popups that warn of malware related activitiesLow
Adds or modifies Internet Explorer cookiesLow
No digital signature is presentInformational


McAfee ScansScan Detections
McAfee BetaFakeAlert-av2009.gen.a
McAfee SupportedFakeAlert-av2009.gen.a



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:

6BA0ABD2E5.ex

The following files have been added to the system:

  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\Antivirus 2009.lnk
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\ieupdates.exe.tmp
  • %WINDIR%\SYSTEM32\scui.cpl
  • %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\Antivirus 2009.lnk
  • %USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Antivirus 2009\Uninstall Antivirus 2009.lnk
  • %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus 2009.lnk

The following registry elements have been created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BITBUCKET\C\

The following registry elements have been changed:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\ADVANCEDSCANTYPE = 49
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\AFTERREGISTERURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/confirm.php?product=%product%&aff=%aff%&email=%email%&update=%update%&cookie_type=%cookie_type%&cookie=%cookie%
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\BILLINGREGURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/order_xp.php?ver=%aff%
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\BILLINGURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/license.php?Email=%email%&AffiliateID=%aff%
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\BILLINGURL2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\BILLINGURLAPPROVED
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\BILLINGURLAPPROVED2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\FIRSTRUNURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/firstrun.php?product=%product%&aff=%aff%&update=%update%&crypt=g
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\HELPURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/help.php
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\INSTALLDATE = 6/10/2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\LABELURL
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\LASTRUN = 6/10/2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\LASTSCAN = [private subnet] 18:29:25
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\PNAME = Antivirus 2009
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\PPATH = %TEMP%\6BA0ABD2E5.ex
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\SCANS = 49
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\SECURITYVECTOR = 0000000000000000000000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\TERMSURL = http://protectionauditview.cn/terms.php
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70\OPTIONS\TRANSACTIONKEY = XsHrUGEutblgVFNM
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\USERSESSION = FF6AE7310091FDA038BD76BF32324B70

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.

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.

This symptoms of this detection are the files, registry, and network communication referenced in the characteristics section.