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TROJ_FAKEALE.SMF
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003
In the wild: Yes

Technical Details


File size: 172032 bytes
Memory resident: Yes
Initial samples received date: 17 Dec 2009

Other System Modifications


This Trojan adds the following registry keys:



Other Details


This Trojan adds the following lines or registry entries as part of its routine:


  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\Windows
    AppInit_DLLs=%Current%\D8E2CF~1.DLL


    Solution


    Step 1


    Terminate the malware/grayware/spyware process:

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    Notes=
  • For Windows 98 and ME users, Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  • If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  • If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.


  • Step 2


    Delete this registry value

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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.

    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWAREA9C48645111AF4F8346749064BCD1F1
      • jldkq=GD^J>]VL]!



    Step 3


    Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as
    TROJ_FAKEALE.SMF


    *Note: 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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