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BKDR_ANDROM.P
Aliases: PWS-Zbot.gen.anm (McAfee)
Malware type: Backdoor
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
In the wild: Yes

Overview


This backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It deletes itself after execution.

Technical Details


File size: 128,871 bytes
File type: EXE
Memory resident: No
Initial samples received date: 22 Oct 2012

Arrival Details

This backdoor arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Other System Modifications

This backdoor adds the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\
windows\currentversion\Policies\
Explorer\Run

It adds the following registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\
Explorer\Run
4048 = "%User Temp%\msvakbw.com"

Dropping Routine

This backdoor drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\msvakbw.com

Other Details

This backdoor deletes itself after execution.

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 9.300
First VSAPI Pattern File: 9.480.03
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 22 Oct 2012
VSAPI OPR Pattern Version: 9.481.00
VSAPI OPR Pattern Release Date: 23 Oct 2012

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

Delete this registry key

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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\currentversion\Policies\Explorer
    • Run

Step 3

Delete this registry value

[ Learn more ]

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\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run
    • 4048 = "%User Temp%\msvakbw.com"

Step 4

Search and delete this file

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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.
  • %User Temp%\msvakbw.com

Step 5

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as BKDR_ANDROM.P. 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: Automation
Modified By: Jaime Benigno Reyes

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