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TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX
Aliases: Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.rwt
Malware type: Trojan
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003
Encrypted: No
In the wild: Yes

This Trojan may be downloaded from remote sites by other malware.

It displays fake alerts that warn users of infection. It also displays fake scanning results of the affected system. It then asks for users to purchase it once scanning is completed. If users decide to purchase the rogue product, users are directed to a certain website asking for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers.


File size: Varies
File type: EXE
Memory resident: Yes
Payload: Modifies HOSTS file

Arrival Details

This Trojan may be downloaded from remote site(s) by the following malware:

  • TROJ_FAKEAV.SMVK

Installation

This Trojan drops the following copies of itself into the affected system:

  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe

It creates the following folders:

  • %Application Data%\Smart Engine
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}

(Note: %Application Data% is the current user's Application Data folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Application Data on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

It creates non-malicious file(s) in the following directories using random file name(s). The fake scan results shows that these file(s) are malicious:

  • %User Profile%\Recent

(Note: %User Profile% is the current user's profile folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name} on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name} on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{user name} on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

Autostart Technique

This Trojan adds the following registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Smart Engine = "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe" /s /d

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}\
LocalServer32
(default) = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe

Other System Modifications

This Trojan adds the following registry keys:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.DocHostUIHandler

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\
5.0\User Agent

It adds the following registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\
SearchScopes
URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\Download
RunInvalidSignatures = 1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
UID = 2116

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:25520

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer
DisallowRun = 1

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
0 = msseces.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
1 = MSASCui.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
2 = ekrn.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
3 = egui.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
4 = avgnt.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
5 = avcenter.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
6 = avscan.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
7 = avgfrw.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
8 = avgui.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
9 = avgtray.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
10 = avgscanx.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
11 = avgcfgex.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
12 = avgemc.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
13 = avgchsvx.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
14 = avgcmgr.exe

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
Explorer\DisallowRun
15 = avgwdsvc.exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\
Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\
FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\
List
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe:*:Enabled:Smart Engine

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\
Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
Debugger = svchost.exe

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %Application Data%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Smart Engine.lnk
  • %Desktop%\Smart Engine.lnk
  • %Start Menu%\Smart Engine.lnk
  • %Start Menu%\Programs\Smart Engine.lnk

(Note: %Application Data% is the current user's Application Data folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Application Data on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Application Data on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.. %Desktop% is the current user's desktop, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Desktop on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Desktop on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{User Name}\Desktop on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.. %Start Menu% is the current user's Start Menu folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu on Windows NT and C:\Windows\Start Menu or C:\Documents and Settings\{User name}\Start Menu on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

HOSTS File Modification

This Trojan adds the following strings to the Windows HOSTS file:

  • 74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
  • 74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
  • 74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
  • 74.125.45.100 safebrowsing-cache.google.com
  • 74.125.45.100 urs.microsoft.com
  • 74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
  • 74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
  • 74.125.45.100 paysoftbillsolution.com
  • 74.125.45.100 protected.maxisoftwaremart.com
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.com
  • 64.46.38.209 google.com
  • 64.46.38.209 google.com.au
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.com.au
  • 64.46.38.209 google.be
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.be
  • 64.46.38.209 google.com.br
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.com.br
  • 64.46.38.209 google.ca
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.ca
  • 64.46.38.209 google.ch
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.ch
  • 64.46.38.209 google.de
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.de
  • 64.46.38.209 google.dk
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.dk
  • 64.46.38.209 google.fr
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.fr
  • 64.46.38.209 google.ie
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.ie
  • 64.46.38.209 google.it
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.it
  • 64.46.38.209 google.co.jp
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.co.jp
  • 64.46.38.209 google.nl
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.nl
  • 64.46.38.209 google.no
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.no
  • 64.46.38.209 google.co.nz
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.co.nz
  • 64.46.38.209 google.pl
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.pl
  • 64.46.38.209 google.se
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.se
  • 64.46.38.209 google.co.uk
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.co.uk
  • 64.46.38.209 google.co.za
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google.co.za
  • 64.46.38.209 www.google-analytics.com
  • 64.46.38.209 www.bing.com
  • 64.46.38.209 search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 www.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 uk.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 ca.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 de.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 fr.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 au.search.yahoo.com
  • 64.46.38.209 www.youtube.com

Other Details

Based on analysis of the codes, it has the following capabilities:

  • It also creates a registry entry for certain application names located under the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options

  • The created entry contains the following data value:

    Debugger = "svchost.exe"

  • Affected application keys are as follows:

    • AAWTray.exe
    • AVCare.exe
    • AVENGINE.EXE
    • AVWEBGRD.EXE
    • About.exe
    • Ad-Aware.exe
    • AdwarePrj.exe
    • AlphaAV
    • AlphaAV.exe
    • AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    • Anti-Virus Professional.exe
    • AntiVirus_Pro.exe
    • AntispywarXP2009.exe
    • AntivirusPlus
    • AntivirusPlus.exe
    • AntivirusPro_2010.exe
    • AntivirusXP
    • AntivirusXP.exe
    • Arrakis3.exe
    • BDInProcPatch.exe
    • BDMsnScan.exe
    • BDSurvey.exe
    • Cl.exe
    • History.exe
    • IEShow.exe
    • Identity.exe
    • JsRcGen.exe
    • MPFSrv.exe
    • MSASCui.exe
    • MalwareRemoval.exe
    • McSACore.exe
    • MsMpEng.exe
    • OAReg.exe
    • OAcat.exe
    • OAhlp.exe
    • ODSW.exe
    • OcHealthMon.exe
    • PC_Antispyware2010.exe
    • PSANCU.exe
    • PSANHost.exe
    • PSANToManager.exe
    • PSUNMain.exe
    • PavFnSvr.exe
    • PerAvir.exe
    • PsCtrls.exe
    • PsImSvc.exe
    • PskSvc.exe
    • Quick Heal.exe
    • QuickHealCleaner.exe
    • SafetyKeeper.exe
    • Save.exe
    • SaveArmor.exe
    • SaveDefense.exe
    • SaveKeep.exe
    • Secure Veteran.exe
    • Security Center.exe
    • SecurityFighter.exe
    • SoftSafeness.exe
    • TPSrv.exe
    • TrustWarrior.exe
    • VisthAux.exe
    • VisthLic.exe
    • VisthUpd.exe
    • W3asbas.exe
    • WebProxy.exe
    • WinSSUI.exe
    • _avp32.exe
    • _avpcc.exe
    • _avpm.exe
    • a.exe
    • aAvgApi.exe
    • ackwin32.exe
    • adaware.exe
    • advxdwin.exe
    • agent.exe
    • agentsvr.exe
    • agentw.exe
    • alertsvc.exe
    • alevir.exe
    • alogserv.exe
    • amon9x.exe
    • anti-trojan.exe
    • antivirus.exe
    • antivirusxppro2009.exe
    • ants.exe
    • apimonitor.exe
    • aplica32.exe
    • apvxdwin.exe
    • arr.exe
    • ashAvast.exe
    • ashBug.exe
    • ashChest.exe
    • ashCnsnt.exe
    • ashDisp.exe
    • ashLogV.exe
    • ashMaiSv.exe
    • ashPopWz.exe
    • ashQuick.exe
    • ashServ.exe
    • ashSimp2.exe
    • ashSimpl.exe
    • ashSkPcc.exe
    • ashSkPck.exe
    • ashUpd.exe
    • ashWebSv.exe
    • aswChLic.exe
    • aswRegSvr.exe
    • aswRunDll.exe
    • aswUpdSv.exe
    • atcon.exe
    • atguard.exe
    • atro55en.exe
    • atupdater.exe
    • atwatch.exe
    • au.exe
    • aupdate.exe
    • auto-protect.nav80try.exe
    • autodown.exe
    • autotrace.exe
    • autoupdate.exe
    • av360.exe
    • avadmin.exe
    • avcenter.exe
    • avciman.exe
    • avconfig.exe
    • avconsol.exe
    • ave32.exe
    • avgcc32.exe
    • avgchk.exe
    • avgcmgr.exe
    • avgcsrvx.exe
    • avgctrl.exe
    • avgdumpx.exeii
    • avgemc.exei
    • avgiproxy.exe
    • avgnsx.exe
    • avgnt.exe
    • avgrsx.exe
    • avgscanx.exe
    • avgserv.exe
    • avgserv9.exe
    • avgsrmax.exe
    • avgtray.exe
    • avgui.exe
    • avgupd.exe
    • avgw.exe
    • avgwdsvc.exe
    • avkpop.exe
    • avkserv.exe
    • avkservice.exe
    • avkwctl9.exe
    • avltmain.exe
    • avmailc.exe
    • avmcdlg.exe
    • avnotify.exe
    • avnt.exe
    • avp32.exe
    • avpcc.exe
    • avpdos32.exe
    • avpm.exe
    • avptc32.exe
    • avpupd.exe
    • avsched32.exe
    • avsynmgr.exe
    • avupgsvc.exe
    • avwin.exe
    • avwin95.exe
    • avwinnt.exe
    • avwsc.exe
    • avwupd.exe
    • avwupd32.exe
    • avwupsrv.exe
    • avxmonitor9x.exe
    • avxmonitornt.exe
    • avxquar.exe
    • b.exe
    • backweb.exe
    • bargains.exe
    • bd_professional.exe
    • bdagent.exe
    • bdfvcl.exe
    • bdfvwiz.exe
    • bdmcon.exe
    • bdreinit.exe
    • bdsubwiz.exe
    • bdtkexec.exe
    • bdwizreg.exe
    • beagle.exe
    • belt.exe
    • bidef.exe
    • bidserver.exe
    • bipcp.exe
    • bipcpevalsetup.exe
    • bisp.exe
    • blackd.exe
    • blackice.exe
    • blink.exe
    • blss.exe
    • bootconf.exe
    • bootwarn.exe
    • borg2.exe
    • bpc.exe
    • brasil.exe
    • brastk.exe
    • brw.exe
    • bs120.exe
    • bspatch.exe
    • bundle.exe
    • bvt.exe
    • c.exe
    • cavscan.exe
    • ccSvcHst.exe
    • ccapp.exe
    • ccevtmgr.exe
    • ccpxysvc.exe
    • cdp.exe
    • cfd.exe
    • cfgwiz.exe
    • cfiadmin.exe
    • cfiaudit.exe
    • cfinet.exe
    • cfinet32.exe
    • cfp.exe
    • cfpconfg.exe
    • cfplogvw.exe
    • cfpupdat.exe
    • claw95.exe
    • claw95cf.exe
    • clean.exe
    • cleanIELow.exe
    • cleaner.exe
    • cleaner3.exe
    • cleanpc.exe
    • click.exe
    • cmd32.exe
    • cmdagent.exe
    • cmesys.exe
    • cmgrdian.exe
    • cmon016.exe
    • connectionmonitor.exe
    • control
    • cpd.exe
    • cpf9x206.exe
    • cpfnt206.exe
    • crashrep.exe
    • csc.exe
    • cssconfg.exe
    • cssupdat.exe
    • cssurf.exe
    • ctrl.exe
    • cv.exe
    • cwnb181.exe
    • cwntdwmo.exe
    • d.exe
    • datemanager.exe
    • dcomx.exe
    • defalert.exe
    • defscangui.exe
    • defwatch.exe
    • deloeminfs.exe
    • deputy.exe
    • divx.exe
    • dllcache.exe
    • dllreg.exe
    • doors.exe
    • dop.exe
    • dpf.exe
    • dpfsetup.exe
    • dpps2.exe
    • driverctrl.exe
    • drwatson.exe
    • drweb32.exe
    • drwebupw.exe
    • dssagent.exe
    • dvp95.exe
    • dvp95_0.exe
    • ecengine.exe
    • efpeadm.exe
    • egui.exe
    • ekrn.exe
    • emsw.exe
    • ent.exe
    • esafe.exe
    • escanhnt.exe
    • escanv95.exe
    • espwatch.exe
    • ethereal.exe
    • etrustcipe.exe
    • evpn.exe
    • exantivirus-cnet.exe
    • exe.avxw.exe
    • expert.exe
    • explore.exe
    • f-agnt95.exe
    • f-prot.exe
    • f-prot95.exe
    • f-stopw.exe
    • fact.exe
    • fameh32.exe
    • fast.exe
    • fch32.exe
    • fih32.exe
    • findviru.exe
    • firewall.exe
    • fixcfg.exe
    • fixfp.exe
    • fnrb32.exe
    • fp-win.exe
    • fp-win_trial.exe
    • fprot.exe
    • frmwrk32.exe
    • frw.exe
    • fsaa.exe
    • fsav.exe
    • fsav32.exe
    • fsav530stbyb.exe
    • fsav530wtbyb.exe
    • fsav95.exe
    • fsgk32.exe
    • fsm32.exe
    • fsma32.exe
    • fsmb32.exe
    • gator.exe
    • gav.exe
    • gbmenu.exe
    • gbn976rl.exe
    • gbpoll.exe
    • generics.exe
    • gmt.exe
    • guard.exe
    • guarddog.exe
    • guardgui.exe
    • hacktracersetup.exe
    • hbinst.exe
    • hbsrv.exe
    • homeav2010.exe
    • hotactio.exe
    • hotpatch.exe
    • htlog.exe
    • htpatch.exe
    • hwpe.exe
    • hxdl.exe
    • hxiul.exe
    • iamapp.exe
    • iamserv.exe
    • iamstats.exe
    • ibmasn.exe
    • ibmavsp.exe
    • icload95.exe
    • icloadnt.exe
    • icmon.exe
    • icsupp95.exe
    • icsuppnt.exe
    • idle.exe
    • iedll.exe
    • iedriver.exe
    • iface.exe
    • ifw2000.exe
    • inetlnfo.exe
    • infus.exe
    • infwin.exe
    • init.exe
    • init32.exe
    • install.exe
    • install[1].exe
    • install[2].exe
    • install[3].exe
    • install[4].exe
    • install[5].exe
    • intdel.exe
    • intren.exe
    • iomon98.exe
    • istsvc.exe
    • jammer.exe
    • jdbgmrg.exe
    • jedi.exe
    • kavlite40eng.exe
    • kavpers40eng.exe
    • kavpf.exe
    • kazza.exe
    • keenvalue.exe
    • kerio-pf-213-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrl-421-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrp-421-en-win.exe
    • killprocesssetup161.exe
    • ldnetmon.exe
    • ldpro.exe
    • ldpromenu.exe
    • ldscan.exe
    • licmgr.exe
    • livesrv.exe
    • lnetinfo.exe
    • loader.exe
    • localnet.exe
    • lockdown.exe
    • lockdown2000.exe
    • lookout.exe
    • lordpe.exe
    • lsetup.exe
    • luall.exe
    • luau.exe
    • lucomserver.exe
    • luinit.exe
    • luspt.exe
    • mapisvc32.exe
    • mcagent.exe
    • mcmnhdlr.exe
    • mcmscsvc.exe
    • mcnasvc.exe
    • mcproxy.exe
    • mcshell.exe
    • mcshield.exe
    • mcsysmon.exe
    • mctool.exe
    • mcupdate.exe
    • mcvsrte.exe
    • mcvsshld.exe
    • md.exe
    • mfin32.exe
    • mfw2en.exe
    • mfweng3.02d30.exe
    • mgavrtcl.exe
    • mgavrte.exe
    • mghtml.exe
    • mgui.exe
    • minilog.exe
    • mmod.exe
    • monitor.exe
    • moolive.exe
    • mostat.exe
    • mpfagent.exe
    • mpfservice.exe
    • mpftray.exe
    • mrflux.exe
    • mrt.exe
    • msa.exe
    • msapp.exe
    • msbb.exe
    • msblast.exe
    • mscache.exe
    • msccn32.exe
    • mscman.exe
    • msconfig
    • msdm.exe
    • msdos.exe
    • msfwsvc.exe
    • msiexec16.exe
    • mslaugh.exe
    • msmgt.exe
    • msmsgri32.exe
    • msseces.exe
    • mssmmc32.exe
    • mssys.exe
    • msvxd.exe
    • mu0311ad.exe
    • mwatch.exe
    • n32scanw.exe
    • nav.exe
    • navap.navapsvc.exe
    • navapsvc.exe
    • navapw32.exe
    • navdx.exe
    • navlu32.exe
    • navnt.exe
    • navstub.exe
    • navw32.exe
    • navwnt.exe
    • nc2000.exe
    • ncinst4.exe
    • ndd32.exe
    • neomonitor.exe
    • neowatchlog.exe
    • netarmor.exe
    • netd32.exe
    • netinfo.exe
    • netmon.exe
    • netscanpro.exe
    • netspyhunter-1.2.exe
    • netutils.exe
    • nisserv.exe
    • nisum.exe
    • nmain.exe
    • nod32.exe
    • normist.exe
    • norton_internet_secu_3.0_407.exe
    • notstart.exe
    • npf40_tw_98_nt_me_2k.exe
    • npfmessenger.exe
    • nprotect.exe
    • npscheck.exe
    • npssvc.exe
    • nsched32.exe
    • nssys32.exe
    • nstask32.exe
    • nsupdate.exe
    • nt.exe
    • ntrtscan.exe
    • ntvdm.exe
    • ntxconfig.exe
    • nui.exe
    • nupgrade.exe
    • nvarch16.exe
    • nvc95.exe
    • nvsvc32.exe
    • nwinst4.exe
    • nwservice.exe
    • nwtool16.exe
    • oasrv.exe
    • oaui.exe
    • oaview.exe
    • ollydbg.exe
    • onsrvr.exe
    • optimize.exe
    • ostronet.exe
    • otfix.exe
    • outpost.exe
    • outpostinstall.exe
    • outpostproinstall.exe
    • ozn695m5.exe
    • padmin.exe
    • panixk.exe
    • patch.exe
    • pav.exe
    • pavcl.exe
    • pavproxy.exe
    • pavprsrv.exe
    • pavsched.exe
    • pavsrv51.exe
    • pavw.exe
    • pc.exe
    • pccwin98.exe
    • pcfwallicon.exe
    • pcip10117_0.exe
    • pcscan.exe
    • pctsAuxs.exe
    • pctsGui.exe
    • pctsSvc.exe
    • pctsTray.exe
    • pdfndr.exe
    • pdsetup.exe
    • periscope.exe
    • persfw.exe
    • personalguard
    • personalguard.exe
    • perswf.exe
    • pf2.exe
    • pfwadmin.exe
    • pgmonitr.exe
    • pingscan.exe
    • platin.exe
    • pop3trap.exe
    • poproxy.exe
    • popscan.exe
    • portdetective.exe
    • portmonitor.exe
    • powerscan.exe
    • ppinupdt.exe
    • pptbc.exe
    • ppvstop.exe
    • prizesurfer.exe
    • prmt.exe
    • prmvr.exe
    • procdump.exe
    • processmonitor.exe
    • procexplorerv1.0.exe
    • programauditor.exe
    • proport.exe
    • protector.exe
    • protectx.exe
    • pspf.exe
    • purge.exe
    • qconsole.exe
    • qh.exe
    • qserver.exe
    • rapapp.exe
    • rav7.exe
    • rav7win.exe
    • rav8win32eng.exe
    • ray.exe
    • rb32.exe
    • rcsync.exe
    • realmon.exe
    • reged.exe
    • regedt32.exe
    • rescue.exe
    • rescue32.exe
    • rrguard.exe
    • rscdwld.exe
    • rshell.exe
    • rtvscan.exe
    • rtvscn95.exe
    • rulaunch.exe
    • rwg
    • rwg.exei
    • safeweb.exe
    • sahagent.exe
    • savenow.exe
    • sbserv.exe
    • sc.exe
    • scam32.exe
    • scan32.exe
    • scan95.exe
    • scanpm.exe
    • scrscan.exe
    • seccenter.exe
    • secureveteran.exe
    • securitysoldier.exe
    • serv95.exe
    • setloadorder.exe
    • setup_flowprotector_us.exe
    • setupvameeval.exe
    • sgssfw32.exe
    • sh.exe
    • shellspyinstall.exe
    • shield.exe
    • shn.exe
    • showbehind.exe
    • signcheck.exe
    • smart.exe
    • smartprotector.exe
    • smc.exe
    • smrtdefp.exe
    • sms.exe
    • smss32.exe
    • snetcfg.exe
    • soap.exe
    • sofi.exe
    • sperm.exe
    • spf.exe
    • sphinx.exe
    • spoler.exe
    • spoolcv.exe
    • spoolsv32.exe
    • spywarexpguard.exe
    • spyxx.exe
    • srexe.exe
    • srng.exe
    • ss3edit.exe
    • ssg_4104.exe
    • ssgrate.exe
    • st2.exe
    • start.exe
    • stcloader.exe
    • supftrl.exe
    • support.exe
    • supporter5.exe
    • svc.exe
    • svchostc.exe
    • svchosts.exe
    • svshost.exe
    • sweep95.exe
    • sweepnet.sweepsrv.sys.swnetsup.exe
    • symlcsvc.exe
    • symproxysvc.exe
    • symtray.exe
    • system.exe
    • system32.exe
    • sysupd.exe
    • tapinstall.exe
    • taskmgr.exe
    • taumon.exe
    • tbscan.exe
    • tc.exe
    • tca.exe
    • tcm.exe
    • tds-3.exe
    • tds2-98.exe
    • tds2-nt.exe
    • teekids.exe
    • tfak.exe
    • tfak5.exe
    • tgbob.exe
    • titanin.exe
    • titaninxp.exe
    • trickler.exe
    • trjscan.exe
    • trjsetup.exe
    • trojantrap3.exe
    • tsadbot.exe
    • tsc.exe
    • tvmd.exe
    • tvtmd.exe
    • uiscan.exe
    • undoboot.exe
    • updat.exe
    • upgrad.exe
    • upgrepl.exe
    • utpost.exe
    • vbcmserv.exe
    • vbcons.exe
    • vbust.exe
    • vbwin9x.exe
    • vbwinntw.exe
    • vcsetup.exe
    • vet32.exe
    • vet95.exe
    • vettray.exe
    • vfsetup.exe
    • vir-help.exe
    • virusmdpersonalfirewall.exe
    • vnlan300.exe
    • vnpc3000.exe
    • vpc32.exe
    • vpc42.exe
    • vpfw30s.exe
    • vptray.exe
    • vscan40.exe
    • vscenu6.02d30.exe
    • vsched.exe
    • vsecomr.exe
    • vshwin32.exe
    • vsisetup.exe
    • vsmain.exe
    • vsmon.exe
    • vsserv.exe
    • vsstat.exe
    • vswin9xe.exe
    • vswinntse.exe
    • vswinperse.exe
    • w32dsm89.exe
    • w9x.exe
    • watchdog.exe
    • webdav.exe
    • webscanx.exe
    • webtrap.exe
    • wfindv32.exe
    • whoswatchingme.exe
    • wimmun32.exe
    • win-bugsfix.exe
    • win32.exe
    • win32us.exe
    • winactive.exe
    • winav.exe
    • windll32.exe
    • window.exe
    • windows Police Pro.exe
    • windows.exe
    • wininetd.exe
    • wininitx.exe
    • winlogin.exe
    • winmain.exe
    • winppr32.exe
    • winrecon.exe
    • winservn.exe
    • winss.exe
    • winssk32.exe
    • winssnotify.exe
    • winstart.exe
    • winstart001.exe
    • wintsk32.exe
    • winupdate.exe
    • wkufind.exe
    • wnad.exe
    • wnt.exe
    • wradmin.exe
    • wrctrl.exe
    • wsbgate.exe
    • wscfxas.exe
    • wscfxav.exe
    • wscfxfw.exe
    • wsctool.exe
    • wupdater.exe
    • wupdt.exe
    • wyvernworksfirewall.exe
    • xp_antispyware.exe
    • xpdeluxe.exe
    • xpf202en.exe
    • zapro.exe
    • zapsetup3001.exe
    • zatutor.exe
    • zonalm2601.exe
    • zonealarm.exe
    • ~1.exe
    • ~2.exe

Rogue Antivirus Routine

This Trojan displays fake alerts that warn users of infection. It also displays fake scanning results of the affected system. It then asks for users to purchase it once scanning is completed. If users decide to purchase the rogue product, users are directed to a certain website asking for sensitive information, such as credit card numbers.

Minimum scan engine: 8.900
VSAPI Pattern File: 7.628.01

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX

     TROJ_FAKEAV.SMVK

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX

Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

Step 5

Delete this registry value

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • Smart Engine = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe /s /d
  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download
    • RunInvalidSignatures = 1
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • UID = 2116
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:25520
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    • DisallowRun = 1
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 0 = msseces.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 1 = MSASCui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 2 = ekrn.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 3 = egui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 4 = avgnt.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 5 = avcenter.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 6 = avscan.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 7 = avgfrw.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 8 = avgui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 9 = avgtray.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 10 = avgscanx.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 11 = avgcfgex.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 12 = avgemc.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 13 = avgchsvx.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 14 = avgcmgr.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 15 = avgwdsvc.exe
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe:*:Enabled:Smart Engine
  • In HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    • Debugger = svchost.exe

Step 6

Delete this registry key

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    • SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.DocHostUIHandler
  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
    • {3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0
    • User Agent

Step 7

Delete this registry value

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\{Application Key}
    • Debugger = svchost.exe

    Note that {Application Key} refers to the following:

    • AAWTray.exe
    • AVCare.exe
    • AVENGINE.EXE
    • AVWEBGRD.EXE
    • About.exe
    • Ad-Aware.exe
    • AdwarePrj.exe
    • AlphaAV
    • AlphaAV.exe
    • AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    • Anti-Virus Professional.exe
    • AntiVirus_Pro.exe
    • AntispywarXP2009.exe
    • AntivirusPlus
    • AntivirusPlus.exe
    • AntivirusPro_2010.exe
    • AntivirusXP
    • AntivirusXP.exe
    • Arrakis3.exe
    • BDInProcPatch.exe
    • BDMsnScan.exe
    • BDSurvey.exe
    • Cl.exe
    • History.exe
    • IEShow.exe
    • Identity.exe
    • JsRcGen.exe
    • MPFSrv.exe
    • MSASCui.exe
    • MalwareRemoval.exe
    • McSACore.exe
    • MsMpEng.exe
    • OAReg.exe
    • OAcat.exe
    • OAhlp.exe
    • ODSW.exe
    • OcHealthMon.exe
    • PC_Antispyware2010.exe
    • PSANCU.exe
    • PSANHost.exe
    • PSANToManager.exe
    • PSUNMain.exe
    • PavFnSvr.exe
    • PerAvir.exe
    • PsCtrls.exe
    • PsImSvc.exe
    • PskSvc.exe
    • Quick Heal.exe
    • QuickHealCleaner.exe
    • SafetyKeeper.exe
    • Save.exe
    • SaveArmor.exe
    • SaveDefense.exe
    • SaveKeep.exe
    • Secure Veteran.exe
    • Security Center.exe
    • SecurityFighter.exe
    • SoftSafeness.exe
    • TPSrv.exe
    • TrustWarrior.exe
    • VisthAux.exe
    • VisthLic.exe
    • VisthUpd.exe
    • W3asbas.exe
    • WebProxy.exe
    • WinSSUI.exe
    • _avp32.exe
    • _avpcc.exe
    • _avpm.exe
    • a.exe
    • aAvgApi.exe
    • ackwin32.exe
    • adaware.exe
    • advxdwin.exe
    • agent.exe
    • agentsvr.exe
    • agentw.exe
    • alertsvc.exe
    • alevir.exe
    • alogserv.exe
    • amon9x.exe
    • anti-trojan.exe
    • antivirus.exe
    • antivirusxppro2009.exe
    • ants.exe
    • apimonitor.exe
    • aplica32.exe
    • apvxdwin.exe
    • arr.exe
    • ashAvast.exe
    • ashBug.exe
    • ashChest.exe
    • ashCnsnt.exe
    • ashDisp.exe
    • ashLogV.exe
    • ashMaiSv.exe
    • ashPopWz.exe
    • ashQuick.exe
    • ashServ.exe
    • ashSimp2.exe
    • ashSimpl.exe
    • ashSkPcc.exe
    • ashSkPck.exe
    • ashUpd.exe
    • ashWebSv.exe
    • aswChLic.exe
    • aswRegSvr.exe
    • aswRunDll.exe
    • aswUpdSv.exe
    • atcon.exe
    • atguard.exe
    • atro55en.exe
    • atupdater.exe
    • atwatch.exe
    • au.exe
    • aupdate.exe
    • auto-protect.nav80try.exe
    • autodown.exe
    • autotrace.exe
    • autoupdate.exe
    • av360.exe
    • avadmin.exe
    • avcenter.exe
    • avciman.exe
    • avconfig.exe
    • avconsol.exe
    • ave32.exe
    • avgcc32.exe
    • avgchk.exe
    • avgcmgr.exe
    • avgcsrvx.exe
    • avgctrl.exe
    • avgdumpx.exeii
    • avgemc.exei
    • avgiproxy.exe
    • avgnsx.exe
    • avgnt.exe
    • avgrsx.exe
    • avgscanx.exe
    • avgserv.exe
    • avgserv9.exe
    • avgsrmax.exe
    • avgtray.exe
    • avgui.exe
    • avgupd.exe
    • avgw.exe
    • avgwdsvc.exe
    • avkpop.exe
    • avkserv.exe
    • avkservice.exe
    • avkwctl9.exe
    • avltmain.exe
    • avmailc.exe
    • avmcdlg.exe
    • avnotify.exe
    • avnt.exe
    • avp32.exe
    • avpcc.exe
    • avpdos32.exe
    • avpm.exe
    • avptc32.exe
    • avpupd.exe
    • avsched32.exe
    • avsynmgr.exe
    • avupgsvc.exe
    • avwin.exe
    • avwin95.exe
    • avwinnt.exe
    • avwsc.exe
    • avwupd.exe
    • avwupd32.exe
    • avwupsrv.exe
    • avxmonitor9x.exe
    • avxmonitornt.exe
    • avxquar.exe
    • b.exe
    • backweb.exe
    • bargains.exe
    • bd_professional.exe
    • bdagent.exe
    • bdfvcl.exe
    • bdfvwiz.exe
    • bdmcon.exe
    • bdreinit.exe
    • bdsubwiz.exe
    • bdtkexec.exe
    • bdwizreg.exe
    • beagle.exe
    • belt.exe
    • bidef.exe
    • bidserver.exe
    • bipcp.exe
    • bipcpevalsetup.exe
    • bisp.exe
    • blackd.exe
    • blackice.exe
    • blink.exe
    • blss.exe
    • bootconf.exe
    • bootwarn.exe
    • borg2.exe
    • bpc.exe
    • brasil.exe
    • brastk.exe
    • brw.exe
    • bs120.exe
    • bspatch.exe
    • bundle.exe
    • bvt.exe
    • c.exe
    • cavscan.exe
    • ccSvcHst.exe
    • ccapp.exe
    • ccevtmgr.exe
    • ccpxysvc.exe
    • cdp.exe
    • cfd.exe
    • cfgwiz.exe
    • cfiadmin.exe
    • cfiaudit.exe
    • cfinet.exe
    • cfinet32.exe
    • cfp.exe
    • cfpconfg.exe
    • cfplogvw.exe
    • cfpupdat.exe
    • claw95.exe
    • claw95cf.exe
    • clean.exe
    • cleanIELow.exe
    • cleaner.exe
    • cleaner3.exe
    • cleanpc.exe
    • click.exe
    • cmd32.exe
    • cmdagent.exe
    • cmesys.exe
    • cmgrdian.exe
    • cmon016.exe
    • connectionmonitor.exe
    • control
    • cpd.exe
    • cpf9x206.exe
    • cpfnt206.exe
    • crashrep.exe
    • csc.exe
    • cssconfg.exe
    • cssupdat.exe
    • cssurf.exe
    • ctrl.exe
    • cv.exe
    • cwnb181.exe
    • cwntdwmo.exe
    • d.exe
    • datemanager.exe
    • dcomx.exe
    • defalert.exe
    • defscangui.exe
    • defwatch.exe
    • deloeminfs.exe
    • deputy.exe
    • divx.exe
    • dllcache.exe
    • dllreg.exe
    • doors.exe
    • dop.exe
    • dpf.exe
    • dpfsetup.exe
    • dpps2.exe
    • driverctrl.exe
    • drwatson.exe
    • drweb32.exe
    • drwebupw.exe
    • dssagent.exe
    • dvp95.exe
    • dvp95_0.exe
    • ecengine.exe
    • efpeadm.exe
    • egui.exe
    • ekrn.exe
    • emsw.exe
    • ent.exe
    • esafe.exe
    • escanhnt.exe
    • escanv95.exe
    • espwatch.exe
    • ethereal.exe
    • etrustcipe.exe
    • evpn.exe
    • exantivirus-cnet.exe
    • exe.avxw.exe
    • expert.exe
    • explore.exe
    • f-agnt95.exe
    • f-prot.exe
    • f-prot95.exe
    • f-stopw.exe
    • fact.exe
    • fameh32.exe
    • fast.exe
    • fch32.exe
    • fih32.exe
    • findviru.exe
    • firewall.exe
    • fixcfg.exe
    • fixfp.exe
    • fnrb32.exe
    • fp-win.exe
    • fp-win_trial.exe
    • fprot.exe
    • frmwrk32.exe
    • frw.exe
    • fsaa.exe
    • fsav.exe
    • fsav32.exe
    • fsav530stbyb.exe
    • fsav530wtbyb.exe
    • fsav95.exe
    • fsgk32.exe
    • fsm32.exe
    • fsma32.exe
    • fsmb32.exe
    • gator.exe
    • gav.exe
    • gbmenu.exe
    • gbn976rl.exe
    • gbpoll.exe
    • generics.exe
    • gmt.exe
    • guard.exe
    • guarddog.exe
    • guardgui.exe
    • hacktracersetup.exe
    • hbinst.exe
    • hbsrv.exe
    • homeav2010.exe
    • hotactio.exe
    • hotpatch.exe
    • htlog.exe
    • htpatch.exe
    • hwpe.exe
    • hxdl.exe
    • hxiul.exe
    • iamapp.exe
    • iamserv.exe
    • iamstats.exe
    • ibmasn.exe
    • ibmavsp.exe
    • icload95.exe
    • icloadnt.exe
    • icmon.exe
    • icsupp95.exe
    • icsuppnt.exe
    • idle.exe
    • iedll.exe
    • iedriver.exe
    • iface.exe
    • ifw2000.exe
    • inetlnfo.exe
    • infus.exe
    • infwin.exe
    • init.exe
    • init32.exe
    • install.exe
    • install[1].exe
    • install[2].exe
    • install[3].exe
    • install[4].exe
    • install[5].exe
    • intdel.exe
    • intren.exe
    • iomon98.exe
    • istsvc.exe
    • jammer.exe
    • jdbgmrg.exe
    • jedi.exe
    • kavlite40eng.exe
    • kavpers40eng.exe
    • kavpf.exe
    • kazza.exe
    • keenvalue.exe
    • kerio-pf-213-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrl-421-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrp-421-en-win.exe
    • killprocesssetup161.exe
    • ldnetmon.exe
    • ldpro.exe
    • ldpromenu.exe
    • ldscan.exe
    • licmgr.exe
    • livesrv.exe
    • lnetinfo.exe
    • loader.exe
    • localnet.exe
    • lockdown.exe
    • lockdown2000.exe
    • lookout.exe
    • lordpe.exe
    • lsetup.exe
    • luall.exe
    • luau.exe
    • lucomserver.exe
    • luinit.exe
    • luspt.exe
    • mapisvc32.exe
    • mcagent.exe
    • mcmnhdlr.exe
    • mcmscsvc.exe
    • mcnasvc.exe
    • mcproxy.exe
    • mcshell.exe
    • mcshield.exe
    • mcsysmon.exe
    • mctool.exe
    • mcupdate.exe
    • mcvsrte.exe
    • mcvsshld.exe
    • md.exe
    • mfin32.exe
    • mfw2en.exe
    • mfweng3.02d30.exe
    • mgavrtcl.exe
    • mgavrte.exe
    • mghtml.exe
    • mgui.exe
    • minilog.exe
    • mmod.exe
    • monitor.exe
    • moolive.exe
    • mostat.exe
    • mpfagent.exe
    • mpfservice.exe
    • mpftray.exe
    • mrflux.exe
    • mrt.exe
    • msa.exe
    • msapp.exe
    • msbb.exe
    • msblast.exe
    • mscache.exe
    • msccn32.exe
    • mscman.exe
    • msconfig
    • msdm.exe
    • msdos.exe
    • msfwsvc.exe
    • msiexec16.exe
    • mslaugh.exe
    • msmgt.exe
    • msmsgri32.exe
    • msseces.exe
    • mssmmc32.exe
    • mssys.exe
    • msvxd.exe
    • mu0311ad.exe
    • mwatch.exe
    • n32scanw.exe
    • nav.exe
    • navap.navapsvc.exe
    • navapsvc.exe
    • navapw32.exe
    • navdx.exe
    • navlu32.exe
    • navnt.exe
    • navstub.exe
    • navw32.exe
    • navwnt.exe
    • nc2000.exe
    • ncinst4.exe
    • ndd32.exe
    • neomonitor.exe
    • neowatchlog.exe
    • netarmor.exe
    • netd32.exe
    • netinfo.exe
    • netmon.exe
    • netscanpro.exe
    • netspyhunter-1.2.exe
    • netutils.exe
    • nisserv.exe
    • nisum.exe
    • nmain.exe
    • nod32.exe
    • normist.exe
    • norton_internet_secu_3.0_407.exe
    • notstart.exe
    • npf40_tw_98_nt_me_2k.exe
    • npfmessenger.exe
    • nprotect.exe
    • npscheck.exe
    • npssvc.exe
    • nsched32.exe
    • nssys32.exe
    • nstask32.exe
    • nsupdate.exe
    • nt.exe
    • ntrtscan.exe
    • ntvdm.exe
    • ntxconfig.exe
    • nui.exe
    • nupgrade.exe
    • nvarch16.exe
    • nvc95.exe
    • nvsvc32.exe
    • nwinst4.exe
    • nwservice.exe
    • nwtool16.exe
    • oasrv.exe
    • oaui.exe
    • oaview.exe
    • ollydbg.exe
    • onsrvr.exe
    • optimize.exe
    • ostronet.exe
    • otfix.exe
    • outpost.exe
    • outpostinstall.exe
    • outpostproinstall.exe
    • ozn695m5.exe
    • padmin.exe
    • panixk.exe
    • patch.exe
    • pav.exe
    • pavcl.exe
    • pavproxy.exe
    • pavprsrv.exe
    • pavsched.exe
    • pavsrv51.exe
    • pavw.exe
    • pc.exe
    • pccwin98.exe
    • pcfwallicon.exe
    • pcip10117_0.exe
    • pcscan.exe
    • pctsAuxs.exe
    • pctsGui.exe
    • pctsSvc.exe
    • pctsTray.exe
    • pdfndr.exe
    • pdsetup.exe
    • periscope.exe
    • persfw.exe
    • personalguard
    • personalguard.exe
    • perswf.exe
    • pf2.exe
    • pfwadmin.exe
    • pgmonitr.exe
    • pingscan.exe
    • platin.exe
    • pop3trap.exe
    • poproxy.exe
    • popscan.exe
    • portdetective.exe
    • portmonitor.exe
    • powerscan.exe
    • ppinupdt.exe
    • pptbc.exe
    • ppvstop.exe
    • prizesurfer.exe
    • prmt.exe
    • prmvr.exe
    • procdump.exe
    • processmonitor.exe
    • procexplorerv1.0.exe
    • programauditor.exe
    • proport.exe
    • protector.exe
    • protectx.exe
    • pspf.exe
    • purge.exe
    • qconsole.exe
    • qh.exe
    • qserver.exe
    • rapapp.exe
    • rav7.exe
    • rav7win.exe
    • rav8win32eng.exe
    • ray.exe
    • rb32.exe
    • rcsync.exe
    • realmon.exe
    • reged.exe
    • regedt32.exe
    • rescue.exe
    • rescue32.exe
    • rrguard.exe
    • rscdwld.exe
    • rshell.exe
    • rtvscan.exe
    • rtvscn95.exe
    • rulaunch.exe
    • rwg
    • rwg.exei
    • safeweb.exe
    • sahagent.exe
    • savenow.exe
    • sbserv.exe
    • sc.exe
    • scam32.exe
    • scan32.exe
    • scan95.exe
    • scanpm.exe
    • scrscan.exe
    • seccenter.exe
    • secureveteran.exe
    • securitysoldier.exe
    • serv95.exe
    • setloadorder.exe
    • setup_flowprotector_us.exe
    • setupvameeval.exe
    • sgssfw32.exe
    • sh.exe
    • shellspyinstall.exe
    • shield.exe
    • shn.exe
    • showbehind.exe
    • signcheck.exe
    • smart.exe
    • smartprotector.exe
    • smc.exe
    • smrtdefp.exe
    • sms.exe
    • smss32.exe
    • snetcfg.exe
    • soap.exe
    • sofi.exe
    • sperm.exe
    • spf.exe
    • sphinx.exe
    • spoler.exe
    • spoolcv.exe
    • spoolsv32.exe
    • spywarexpguard.exe
    • spyxx.exe
    • srexe.exe
    • srng.exe
    • ss3edit.exe
    • ssg_4104.exe
    • ssgrate.exe
    • st2.exe
    • start.exe
    • stcloader.exe
    • supftrl.exe
    • support.exe
    • supporter5.exe
    • svc.exe
    • svchostc.exe
    • svchosts.exe
    • svshost.exe
    • sweep95.exe
    • sweepnet.sweepsrv.sys.swnetsup.exe
    • symlcsvc.exe
    • symproxysvc.exe
    • symtray.exe
    • system.exe
    • system32.exe
    • sysupd.exe
    • tapinstall.exe
    • taskmgr.exe
    • taumon.exe
    • tbscan.exe
    • tc.exe
    • tca.exe
    • tcm.exe
    • tds-3.exe
    • tds2-98.exe
    • tds2-nt.exe
    • teekids.exe
    • tfak.exe
    • tfak5.exe
    • tgbob.exe
    • titanin.exe
    • titaninxp.exe
    • trickler.exe
    • trjscan.exe
    • trjsetup.exe
    • trojantrap3.exe
    • tsadbot.exe
    • tsc.exe
    • tvmd.exe
    • tvtmd.exe
    • uiscan.exe
    • undoboot.exe
    • updat.exe
    • upgrad.exe
    • upgrepl.exe
    • utpost.exe
    • vbcmserv.exe
    • vbcons.exe
    • vbust.exe
    • vbwin9x.exe
    • vbwinntw.exe
    • vcsetup.exe
    • vet32.exe
    • vet95.exe
    • vettray.exe
    • vfsetup.exe
    • vir-help.exe
    • virusmdpersonalfirewall.exe
    • vnlan300.exe
    • vnpc3000.exe
    • vpc32.exe
    • vpc42.exe
    • vpfw30s.exe
    • vptray.exe
    • vscan40.exe
    • vscenu6.02d30.exe
    • vsched.exe
    • vsecomr.exe
    • vshwin32.exe
    • vsisetup.exe
    • vsmain.exe
    • vsmon.exe
    • vsserv.exe
    • vsstat.exe
    • vswin9xe.exe
    • vswinntse.exe
    • vswinperse.exe
    • w32dsm89.exe
    • w9x.exe
    • watchdog.exe
    • webdav.exe
    • webscanx.exe
    • webtrap.exe
    • wfindv32.exe
    • whoswatchingme.exe
    • wimmun32.exe
    • win-bugsfix.exe
    • win32.exe
    • win32us.exe
    • winactive.exe
    • winav.exe
    • windll32.exe
    • window.exe
    • windows Police Pro.exe
    • windows.exe
    • wininetd.exe
    • wininitx.exe
    • winlogin.exe
    • winmain.exe
    • winppr32.exe
    • winrecon.exe
    • winservn.exe
    • winss.exe
    • winssk32.exe
    • winssnotify.exe
    • winstart.exe
    • winstart001.exe
    • wintsk32.exe
    • winupdate.exe
    • wkufind.exe
    • wnad.exe
    • wnt.exe
    • wradmin.exe
    • wrctrl.exe
    • wsbgate.exe
    • wscfxas.exe
    • wscfxav.exe
    • wscfxfw.exe
    • wsctool.exe
    • wupdater.exe
    • wupdt.exe
    • wyvernworksfirewall.exe
    • xp_antispyware.exe
    • xpdeluxe.exe
    • xpf202en.exe
    • zapro.exe
    • zapsetup3001.exe
    • zatutor.exe
    • zonalm2601.exe
    • zonealarm.exe
    • ~1.exe
    • ~2.exe

Step 8

Remove these strings added by the malware/grayware/spyware in the HOSTS file

    74.125.45.100 4-open-davinci.com
    74.125.45.100 securitysoftwarepayments.com
    74.125.45.100 privatesecuredpayments.com
    74.125.45.100 secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
    74.125.45.100 getantivirusplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 secure-plus-payments.com
    74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
    74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 safebrowsing-cache.google.com
    74.125.45.100 urs.microsoft.com
    74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
    74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
    74.125.45.100 paysoftbillsolution.com
    74.125.45.100 protected.maxisoftwaremart.com
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com
    64.46.38.209 google.com
    64.46.38.209 google.com.au
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com.au
    64.46.38.209 google.be
    64.46.38.209 www.google.be
    64.46.38.209 google.com.br
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com.br
    64.46.38.209 google.ca
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ca
    64.46.38.209 google.ch
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ch
    64.46.38.209 google.de
    64.46.38.209 www.google.de
    64.46.38.209 google.dk
    64.46.38.209 www.google.dk
    64.46.38.209 google.fr
    64.46.38.209 www.google.fr
    64.46.38.209 google.ie
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ie
    64.46.38.209 google.it
    64.46.38.209 www.google.it
    64.46.38.209 google.co.jp
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.jp
    64.46.38.209 google.nl
    64.46.38.209 www.google.nl
    64.46.38.209 google.no
    64.46.38.209 www.google.no
    64.46.38.209 google.co.nz
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.nz
    64.46.38.209 google.pl
    64.46.38.209 www.google.pl
    64.46.38.209 google.se
    64.46.38.209 www.google.se
    64.46.38.209 google.co.uk
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.uk
    64.46.38.209 google.co.za
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.za
    64.46.38.209 www.google-analytics.com
    64.46.38.209 www.bing.com
    64.46.38.209 search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 www.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 uk.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 ca.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 de.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 fr.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 au.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 www.youtube.com
"

Step 9

Search and delete these folders

Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden folders in the search result.
%Application Data%\Smart Engine
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}

Step 10

Search and delete this file

There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
%Application Data%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Smart Engine.lnk
%Desktop%\Smart Engine.lnk
%Start Menu%\Smart Engine.lnk
%Start Menu%\Programs\Smart Engine.lnk

Step 11

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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Analysis By: Kathleen Notario