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VirusIsolator

Updated:
April 16, 2008 10:59:27 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
VirusIsolator
Publisher:
VirusIsolator.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\Infected
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\Suspicious


It also creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\VirusIsolator.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\VirusIsolator.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\VirusIsolator\Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\VirusIsolator\VirusIsolator.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\VirusIsolator.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\vscan.tsi
  • %ProgramFiles%\VirusIsolator\zlib.dll


Next, the program creates the following registry entries so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"VirusIsolator.exe" = "43 00 3A 00 5C 00 50 00 72 00 6F 00 67 00 72 00 61 00 6D 00 20 00 46 00 69 00 6C 00 65 00 73 00 5C 00 56 00 69 00 72 00 75 00 73 00 49 00 73 00 6F 00 6C 00 61 00 74 00 6F 00 72 00 5C 00 56 00 69 00 72 00 75 00 73 00 49 00 73 00 6F 00 6C 00 61 00 74 00 6F 00 72 00 2E 00 65 00 78 00 65 00 00 00 00 00 78 01 B0 00 0A 00 00 00 78 01 B0 00 78 01 B0 00 00 00 15 00 58 32 B0 00 00 00 00 00 00 32 B0 00 78 01 15 00 14 F6 12 00 91 0E 91 7C 08 06 15 00 6D 05 91 7C 08 C4 17 00 B4 E1 FD 7F 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 E8 C3 17 00 78 01 15 00 00 00 00 00 F0 C3 17 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 90 00 00 00 78 01 15 00 00 00 00 00 04 00 00 00 54 FA 12 00 E9 00 00 00 78 01 15 00 EE 00 00 00 45 00 00 00 B8 F5 12 00 00 00 00 00 B0 6F B0 00 C8 31 B0 00 84 F6 12 00 51 05 91 7C A8 07 B0 00 6D 05 91 7C 28 B4 48 00 D0 31 B0 00 28 B4 48 00 00 01 00 00 58 32 B0 00 02 00 00 00 05 00 00 00 18 F6 12 00 00 00 00 00 3D FB 90 7C A8 F6 12 00 34 00 00 C0 28 F6 12 00 6C FB 90 7C 71 FB 90 7C 34 00 00 C0 A8 F6 12 00 3D FB 90 7C 04 F6 12 00 58 32 B0 00 70 F6 12 00 18 EE 90 7C 78 FB 90 7C FF FF FF FF 71 FB 90 7C 18 6A DD 77 51 6A DD 77 08 45 47 00 01 00 00 80 58 00 00 00 18 00 00 00 58 00 00 00 A8 F6 12 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 2E 00 2E 00 08 45 47 00 C0 F6 12 00 02 00 00 00 34 F6 12 00 00 26 80 7C 0C FF 12 00 55 56 DF 77 58 6A DD 77 FF FF FF FF 51 6A DD 77 5E 6B DD 77 58 00 00 00 A8 F6 12 00 00 00 00 00 3F 00 0F 00 D8 F6 12 00 D1 B4 48 00 D6 B4 48 00 28 B4 48 00 2E 00 2E 00 08 45 47 00 00 00 00 00 18 FF 12 00 AD 21 41 00 01 00 00 80 08 45 47 00 00 00 00 00"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"VirusIsolator" = "C:\Program Files\VirusIsolator\VirusIsolator"


It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VirusIsolator
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VirusIsolator
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