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TROJ_AZAH.A
Malware type: Trojan
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003
In the wild: Yes

Overview



It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.
It arrives as attachment to mass-mailed email messages.
It executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.
It uses the default Windows folder icon to trick users into opening the file. Double-clicking on the file executes this malware.
It deletes itself after execution.

Technical Details




Arrival Details


It may be unknowingly downloaded by a user while visiting malicious websites.


It arrives as attachment to mass-mailed email messages.



Dropping Routine


It drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\ctfmon.exe - detected as TROJ_AZAH.CSV


It executes the dropped file(s). As a result, malicious routines of the dropped files are exhibited on the affected system.



Installation


It creates the following folders:

  • Philippine-HK News

  • Rise of Global Terrorism and US Strategy

  • Status and Future of Global Torture 2010

  • Status and Future of US Textile Industry

  • Status and Future of Worldwide Press Freedom 2010

  • Strategy of US Global Military--Role of Singapore

  • US Strategy--Troops Leave Iraq


It uses the default Windows folder icon to trick users into opening the file. Double-clicking on the file executes this malware.


It deletes itself after execution.

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 8.900
First VSAPI Pattern File: 7.434.09
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 09 Jul 0434
VSAPI OPR Pattern Version: 7.435.00



Step 1
For Windows ME and XP 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_AZAH.A

Step 3
Search and delete this folder
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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.
  • Philippine-HK News
  • Rise of Global Terrorism and US Strategy
  • Status and Future of Global Torture 2010
  • Status and Future of US Textile Industry
  • Status and Future of Worldwide Press Freedom 2010
  • Strategy of US Global Military--Role of Singapore
  • US Strategy--Troops Leave Iraq


Step 4
Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_AZAH.A 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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