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AntiVirusXP2008

Updated:
July 16, 2008 2:17:38 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
AntiVirusXP2008
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 downloaded and 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 threats.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\How to Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\License Agreement.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Register Antivirus XP 2008.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008\Uninstall.lnk
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Antivirus XP 2008.lnk %ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\database.dat
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\license.txt
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\MFC71ENU.DLL
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcp71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\msvcr71.dll
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\rhccv9j0e1b1.exe.local
%ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM NAME]\Uninstall.exe
%System%\[RANDOM NAME].exe

It then creates the following folder:
%UserProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM NAME]

Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"[RANDOM NAME]" = "C:\Program Files\[RANDOM NAME]\[RANDOM NAME].exe"

The program then creates the following registry entry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform\"AntivirXP08" = "AntivirXP08"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\[RANDOM NAME] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\[RANDOM NAME] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\[RANDOM NAME]

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