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MalwareBot

Updated:
July 10, 2009 11:37:31 AM
Type:
Potentially Unwanted App
Name:
MalwareBot
Version:
1.5.348.848
Publisher:
www.malwarebot.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
This program can be manually downloaded and installed from the following location:
www.malwarebot.com

The program falsely identifies legitimate network applications as 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\MalwareBot\Log\[Year- Month- Date_ Time].log
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].tmp
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\MalwareBot.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MalwareBot\MalwareBot on the Web.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MalwareBot\MalwareBot.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\MalwareBot\DataBase.ref
  • %ProgramFiles%\MalwareBot\MalwareBot.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\MalwareBot\MalwareBot.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\MalwareBot\vistaCPtasks.xml
  • %Windìr%\Installer\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].msi
  • %Windìr%\Installer\{858FDF24-D690-4203-BDA1-79FFAA0B6D3B}\Icon.exe
  • %Windìr%\Tasks\MalwareBot Scheduled Scan.job


Next, the program creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MalwareBot
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{C5D60FD5-9CCB-403c-9ED7-A5E1676C38CE}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\42FDF858096D3024DB1A97FFAAB0D6B3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\42FDF858096D3024DB1A97FFAAB0D6B3
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\8BF9CD9F316AF4348A9E5930114224AF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MalwareBot
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DisabledRun
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DisabledUninstall
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ControlPanel\NameSpace\{C5D60FD5-9CCB-403c-9ED7-A5E1676C38CE}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DisabledBHO
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{858FDF24-D690-4203-BDA1-79FFAA0B6D3B}
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