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BKDR_INJECT.ANI
Malware type: Backdoor
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
In the wild: Yes

Overview


This backdoor connects to certain URLs. It may do this to remotely inform a malicious user of its installation. It may also do this to download possibly malicious files onto the computer, which puts the computer at a greater risk of infection by other threats.

Technical Details


File size: Varies
File type: PE
Memory resident: Yes
Initial samples received date: 16 Feb 2010

Installation

This backdoor drops the following files:

  • %System%\config\qkqitqie.sav - encrypted component

(Note: %System% is the Windows system folder, which is usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows NT and 2000, or C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP and Server 2003.)

Other System Modifications

This backdoor adds the following registry keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\
Internet Explorer\Main\{66b993fe-420b-8977-5143-d1c92318606e}
@ = "110004300"

Download Routine

This backdoor connects to the following malicious URLs:

  • http://{BLOCKED}ock.info/install/setup.php?

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 9.200
VSAPI OPR Pattern Version: 6.853.00
VSAPI OPR Pattern Release Date: 16 Feb 2010

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

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 3

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.
  • %System%\config\qkqitqie.sav

Step 4

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\Internet Explorer\Main
    • {66b993fe-420b-8977-5143-d1c92318606e}

Step 5

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as BKDR_INJECT.ANI. 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: Roland Marco Dela Paz

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