JS.Proslikefan.B

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Discovered: October 31, 2014
Updated: November 03, 2014 10:54:59 PM
Type: Trojan, Worm
Infection Length: 43,287 KB
Systems Affected: Windows

JS.Proslikefan.B is a JavaScript worm that spreads through removable drives. It may also download additional files and steal information.

For more information, please see the following resource:
JavaScript Worm on Steroids

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 31, 2014 revision 025
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 09, 2018 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 01, 2014 revision 003
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 10, 2018 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 05, 2014

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Writeup By: Fred Gutierrez

Discovered: October 31, 2014
Updated: November 03, 2014 10:54:59 PM
Type: Trojan, Worm
Infection Length: 43,287 KB
Systems Affected: Windows

The worm may be spread through USB drives.

When the worm is executed, it may copy itself to the following locations:

  • %Driveletter%:\.Trashes\[CALCULATED VALUE]\[CALCULATED VALUE].js
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\[CALCULATED VALUE].js
  • %UserProfile%\[CALCULATED VALUE].js
  • %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\[CALCULATED VALUE].js

Note: [CALCULATED VALUE] is determined by the worm and may be a random number or a randomly selected piece of system information.

The worm may create the following hidden folder on USB drives:
  • %Driveletter%:\.Trashes\[CALCULATED VALUE]\

The worm may copy a clean wscript.exe to the following locations:
  • %UserProfile%\[1][2][3].exe
  • %UserProfile%AppData\Roaming\[1][2][3].exe

Note: [1][2][3] is a concatenation of several different values.

[1] may be any of the following values:
  • win
  • cmd
  • disk
  • dsk
  • ms
  • hp
  • intel
  • amd
  • dll
  • tcp
  • udp

[2] may be any of the following values:
  • process
  • proc
  • monitor
  • mon
  • sys
  • host
  • mgr
  • update
  • updater

[3] may be any of the following values:
  • 32
  • 64

The worm may modify the following registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Hidden = 1 or 2
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\ShowSuperHidden = 0 or 1

The worm may contact one of the following non-malicious servers to determine the time:
  • https://www.microsoft.com
  • https://www.google.com
  • https://www.bing.com

The worm will check if the current date is after January 1, 2014 00:00:00 UTC.

The worm may connect to one of the following remote locations:
  • [http://]217.23.3.136[REMOVED]
  • [http://]cdn.httpowered.com[REMOVED]
  • [http://]www2.httpoptions.com[REMOVED]

The worm may quit if it detects that it is running on a virtual machine.

The worm may attempt to kill processes that are associated with detecting and removing malicious software.

The worm may modify access control lists for files used by the threat.

The worm may download updates of itself.

The worm may steal the following information and send it to a remote location:
  • User name
  • Computer name
  • Windows ProductID
  • OS language
  • OS version

The worm may create the following shortcuts that point to the worm:
  • %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Windows Explorer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Windows Explorer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Windows Explorer.lnk

Note: The shortcuts may use any of the following file type icons:
  • exe
  • doc
  • docx
  • pdf
  • rtf
  • txt
  • mp3
  • m4a
  • ogg
  • wav
  • mp4
  • avi
  • webm
  • flv
  • mov
  • wmv
  • mpeg
  • mpg
  • gif
  • jpg
  • jpeg
  • png

Recommendations

Symantec Security Response encourages all users and administrators to adhere to the following basic security "best practices":

  • Use a firewall to block all incoming connections from the Internet to services that should not be publicly available. By default, you should deny all incoming connections and only allow services you explicitly want to offer to the outside world.
  • Enforce a password policy. Complex passwords make it difficult to crack password files on compromised computers. This helps to prevent or limit damage when a computer is compromised.
  • Ensure that programs and users of the computer use the lowest level of privileges necessary to complete a task. When prompted for a root or UAC password, ensure that the program asking for administration-level access is a legitimate application.
  • Disable AutoPlay to prevent the automatic launching of executable files on network and removable drives, and disconnect the drives when not required. If write access is not required, enable read-only mode if the option is available.
  • Turn off file sharing if not needed. If file sharing is required, use ACLs and password protection to limit access. Disable anonymous access to shared folders. Grant access only to user accounts with strong passwords to folders that must be shared.
  • Turn off and remove unnecessary services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical. These services are avenues of attack. If they are removed, threats have less avenues of attack.
  • If a threat exploits one or more network services, disable, or block access to, those services until a patch is applied.
  • Always keep your patch levels up-to-date, especially on computers that host public services and are accessible through the firewall, such as HTTP, FTP, mail, and DNS services.
  • Configure your email server to block or remove email that contains file attachments that are commonly used to spread threats, such as .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr files.
  • Isolate compromised computers quickly to prevent threats from spreading further. Perform a forensic analysis and restore the computers using trusted media.
  • Train employees not to open attachments unless they are expecting them. Also, do not execute software that is downloaded from the Internet unless it has been scanned for viruses. Simply visiting a compromised Web site can cause infection if certain browser vulnerabilities are not patched.
  • If Bluetooth is not required for mobile devices, it should be turned off. If you require its use, ensure that the device's visibility is set to "Hidden" so that it cannot be scanned by other Bluetooth devices. If device pairing must be used, ensure that all devices are set to "Unauthorized", requiring authorization for each connection request. Do not accept applications that are unsigned or sent from unknown sources.
  • For further information on the terms used in this document, please refer to the Security Response glossary.

Writeup By: Fred Gutierrez

Discovered: October 31, 2014
Updated: November 03, 2014 10:54:59 PM
Type: Trojan, Worm
Infection Length: 43,287 KB
Systems Affected: Windows

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool


If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.

Writeup By: Fred Gutierrez