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TROJ_FAYKDOBE.A
Malware type: Trojan
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003
Encrypted: No
In the wild: Yes

Overview


This Trojan has received attention from independent media sources and/or other security firms.

To get a one-glance comprehensive view of the behavior of this Trojan, refer to the Threat Diagram shown below.

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

Technical Details


File size: 180,224 bytes
File type: EXE
Memory resident: No
Initial samples received date: 30 Mar 2010
Payload: Drops files

Arrival Details

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

Installation

This Trojan creates the following folders:

  • %Program Files%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader
  • %Program Files%\Windows Defender

(Note: %Program Files% is the default Program Files folder, usually C:\Program Files.)

Dropping Routine

This Trojan drops the following files:

  • %Program Files%\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\AdobeUpdater.exe - detected as BKDR_VBBOT.AP
  • %Program Files%\Windows Defender\MPClient.exe - detected as BKDR_VB.JGT
  • %Program Files%\Windows Defender\MPSvc.exe - detected as BKDR_VB.JHM

(Note: %Program Files% is the default Program Files folder, usually C:\Program Files.)

Other Details

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

  • Checks if it is running on a virtual environment and will not proceed with its routines if it is

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 8.900
VSAPI OPR Pattern Version: 6.963.00
VSAPI OPR Pattern Release Date: 31 Mar 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

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