1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. W32.Amirecivel.C


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 10, 2006
February 13, 2007 12:55:14 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

Once executed, W32.Amirecivel.C performs the following actions:
  1. Copies itself as:


    Note: %CurrentFolder% is a variable that refers to the folder where the risk was originally executed.

  2. Copies itself as one of the following files:

    • %System%\AVG.exe
    • %System%\spoolsx.exe
    • %System%\servise64.exe
    • %System%\winlogon64.exe
    • %System%\lssass.exe
    • %System%\autocad.exe
    • %System%\civil.exe
    • %System%\project.exe
    • %System%\AmirCivil.exe

      Note: %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

  3. Copies itself as the following files:

    • C:\Learn C# Programming.doc.exe
    • C:\NMAIN.cmd
    • C:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\CIVIL.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\no_virus.exe
    • C:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\project2.exe
    • C:\Teen Porn 16.jpg.pif
    • C:\Win Longhorn Beta.exe
    • C:\porno.scr
    • D:\Adobe Premiere 9.exe
    • D:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\DEPUTY.EXE
    • D:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\NMAIN.cmd
    • D:\RFC Basics Full Edition.doc.exe
    • D:\WinXP eBook.doc.exe
    • D:\strippoker.exe
    • E:\3D Studio Max 3dsmax.exe
    • E:\Best Matrix Screensaver.scr
    • E:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\DPF.EXE
    • E:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\NPFMESSENGER.bat
    • E:\idictionary.doc.exe
    • E:\winxp_crack.exe
    • F:\AmirCivil.pif
    • F:\Clone DVD 5.exe
    • F:\Dark Angels.pif
    • F:\Keygen 4 all appz.exe
    • F:\Microsoft WinXP Crack.exe
    • F:\NTVDM.pif
    • F:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\AVPUPD.EXE
    • F:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\NTVDM.pif
    • F:\The Sims 3 crack.cmd
    • F:\e.book.doc.exe
    • F:\iran.scr
    • F:\office_crack.exe
    • G:\LOCKDOWN.cmd
    • G:\MS Service Pack 5.exe
    • G:\Microsoft Office 2003 Crack.exe
    • G:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\FRW.EXE
    • G:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\LOCKDOWN.cmd
    • G:\Windows Sourcecode.doc.exe
    • G:\programming basics.doc.exe
    • H:\ACDSee 9.exe
    • H:\Norton Antivirus 2006.exe
    • H:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\AVprotect9x.pif
    • H:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\www.AmirCivil.com.com
    • H:\Screensaver.scr
    • H:\e-book.archive.doc.exe
    • H:\icrosoft.pif
    • I:\Full album.mp3.pif
    • I:\Gimp 1.5 Full with Key.exe
    • I:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\IAMSERV.EXE
    • I:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\avg.bat
    • I:\Visual Studio Net Crack2005.exe
    • I:\antivi.scr
    • I:\virii.scr
    • J:\How to hack.doc.exe
    • J:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\IPARMOR.EXE
    • J:\Program Files\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\NORTON.EXE
    • J:\angels.pif
    • J:\serial.txt.exe
    • J:\tkon.scr
    • J:\xxx.scr
    • K:\Ahead Nero 7.exe
    • K:\DivX 7.0 final.exe
    • K:\hardcore porn.jpg.exe
    • K:\nero.7.exe
    • K:\symantec.bat
    • L:\ACW(AMIR_CIVIL).dos.bat
    • L:\Partitionsmagic 9.0.exe
    • L:\Virii Sourcecode.scr
    • L:\avp.scr
    • L:\eminem - lick my pussy.mp3.pif
    • M:\Doom 3 Beta.exe
    • M:\Star Office 8.exe
    • M:\civil.scr
    • M:\cool screensaver.scr
    • M:\iSmashing the stack.rtf.pif

  4. Adds the value:

    "amircivil" = "[PATH TO WORM FILE]"

    to the registry subkey:


    so that it runs every time Windows starts.

  5. Creates the following registry subkey:


  6. Hides windows with the following names, some of which are windows for security-related programs:

    • NAVAP Wnd Class
    • #32770
    • ConsoleWindowClass
    • RegEdit_RegEdit

  7. Modifies the hosts file to block access to the following Web sites: [http://]f-secure.com [http://]google.com [http://]sophos.de [http://]symantec.com [http://]vg.xtonne.de [http://]www.AMIR-CIVIL.com [http://]www.autoscout24.de [http://]www.degruyter.de [http://]www.f-secure.com [http://]www.google.com [http://]www.heise.de [http://]www.insel-ruegen-hotel.de [http://]www.irvirus.com [http://]www.leipziger-messe.de [http://]www.russische-botschaft.de [http://]www.siegenia-aubi.com [http://]www.sopho.com [http://]www.sophos.com [http://]www.spiegel.de [http://]www.symantec.com [http://]www.xlxx.com [http://]www.xnxx.com [http://]www.xxx.com [http://]www.yahoo.com [http://]yahoo.com

  8. Searches for files with an .exe extension in the %CurrentFolder%, and infects any files that it finds.

  9. Displays the following message, if an infected .exe file is executed:

    Title: AmirCivil
    Message: You infect By AmirCivil.

  10. Shuts down the compromised computer if an infected .exe file is executed.


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: Asuka Yamamoto
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