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HTTP AntiVermins Activity

Severity: Medium

This attack could pose a moderate security threat. It does not require immediate action.

Description

This signature detect AntiVermins communicating and requesting information from its controlling server.

Additional Information

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:

* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\antiverminspro.exe
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\antiverminspro.url
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\av.dat
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\blacklist.txt
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\lang
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\lang\english.ini
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\logs
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\msvcp71.dll
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\msvcr71.dll
* %ProgramFiles%\antiverminspro\uninst.exe
* %UserProfile%\Application Data\microsoft\internet explorer\quick launch\antiverminspro 2.1.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Desktop\antiverminspro.lnk
* %UserProfile%\local settings\temp\averminslang.ini
* %UserProfile%\local settings\temp\~nsu.tmp\au_.exe
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\antiverminspro\antiverminspro 2.1 website.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\antiverminspro\antiverminspro 2.1.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\antiverminspro\uninstall antiverminspro 2.1.lnk
* %UserProfile%\Start Menu\antiverminspro 2.1.lnk



Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\"antiverminspro" = "C:\Program Files\antiverminspro\antiverminspro.exe"

The program also creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{e91b3967-a609-9a18-55ad-c3f4313326d4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{029b0f47-a1e0-40e6-b307-68460a49023a}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{1800688d-06af-4a98-8c4c-c7aa412722f3}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{28884183-4135-4829-b453-b1bc97f1dbf5}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{2cfe5925-0b7e-42dc-ad55-058a4a886434}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{3b660630-d1c2-48f1-9361-0d15a8ceda97}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{4029ecc1-3945-4029-8779-7998f36fa860}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{5249de5f-57cf-4cf8-a338-ab543a0a68c7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{5ad0cbf4-dfe2-4f0e-b000-153f9b671119}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{8ab3ec4e-0518-43cd-a5b4-728b19437035}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{9ed7925a-4da8-4282-be63-105406b455e7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{afe41285-05a6-4893-a91a-141df9aa5a41}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{b04941a5-97bf-46b1-a183-b1f58f287bca}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{bc252726-fc3b-44d7-9669-6678708d4ee9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{d7835b2c-ca9d-4f15-aeb6-c6a497c26815}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{e094b29f-2545-4149-88ac-7ee26ab8da3c}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{e1396acc-d091-4d06-90a3-590bfa574ed8}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{d45ffa6d-fa2f-4c0f-a291-7b9db5786d48}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\antiverminspro
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\app paths\antiverminspro.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\antiverminspro
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\licenses

Next, the program may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer. The program then prompts the user to purchase a registered version of the software in order to remove the reported threats.

Affected

  • Windows 98
  • Windows 95
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000

Response

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Run a full system scan.
4. Delete any values added to the registry.


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