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Type:File infector
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:High
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No

 General Methods of propagation:
   • Infects files
   • Peer to Peer

   •  Symantec: W32.Polip
   •  Mcafee: W32/Polip
   •  Kaspersky: P2P-Worm.Win32.Polip.a
   •  TrendMicro: PE_POLIP.A
   •  Sophos: W32/Polipos-A
   •  VirusBuster: Win32.Polipos.A
   •  Eset: Win32/Polip
   •  Bitdefender: Win32.Polip.A

Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 98
   • Windows 98 SE
   • Windows NT
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003

 Files  It deletes the following files:
   • drwebase.vdb
   • avg.avi
   • vs.vsn
   • anti-vir.dat
   • avp.crc
   • ivb.ntz
   • ivp.ntz
   • chklist.cps
   • smartchk.cps
   • aguard.dat
   • avgqt.dat
   • lguard.vps

 File infection Infector type:

Embedded - The virus inserts its code throughout the file (in one or more places).

Self Modification:

Polymorphic - The entire virus code changes from one infection to another. The virus contains a polymorphic engine.

Ignores files that:

Contain any of the following strings in their name:
   • vtf; tb; dbg; f-; nav; pav; mon; rav; nvc; fpr; dss; ibm; inoc; scn;
      pack; vsaf; vswp; fsav; adinf; sqstart; mc; watch; kasp; nod; setup;
      temp; norton; mcafee; anti; tmp; secure; upx; forti; scan; "zone
      labs"; alarm; symantec; retina; eeye; virus; firewall; spider;
      backdoor; drweb; viri; debug; panda; shield; kaspersky; doctor; "trend
      micro"; sonique; cillin; barracuda; sygate; rescue; pebundle; ida;
      spf; assemble; pklite; aspack; disasm; gladiator; ort; expl; process;
      eliashim; tds3; starforce; sec; avx; root; burn; aladdin; esafe; olly;
      grisoft; avg; armor; numega; mirc; softice; norman; neolite; tiny;
      ositis; proxy; webroot; hack; spy; iss; pkware; blackice; lavasoft;
      aware; pecompact; clean; hunter; common; kerio; route; trojan;
      spyware; heal; alwil; qualys; tenable; avast; a2; etrust; spy;
      steganos; security; principal; agnitum; outpost; avp; personal;
      softwin; defender; intermute; guard; inoculate; sophos; frisk; alwil;
      protect; eset; nod32; f-prot; avwin; ahead; nero; blindwrite; clonecd;
      elaborate; slysoft; hijack; roxio; imapi; newtech; infosystems;
      adaptec; "swift sound"; copystar; astonsoft; "gear software"; sateira;
      dfrgntfs; {; }; $

Contain any of the following strings in their path:
   • {
   • }
   • $
   • \\?\
   • \\.\

The following files are infected:

By file type:
   • exe
   • scr

Files in any of the following directories:
   • C:\program files
   • C:\windows
   • C:\win98
   • C:\win98se
   • C:\winxp
   • C:\win2000
   • C:\winnt
   • C:\winme

 Injection – It injects itself into a process.

   Not into processes containing containing the following string:
   • ggf


 Rootkit Technology Method used:
    • Hook the Import Address Table (IAT)

Hooks the following API functions:
   • CreateFileW
   • CreateFileA
   • SearchPathW
   • SearchPathA
   • CreateProcessW
   • CreateProcessA
   • LoadLibraryExW
   • LoadLibraryExA
   • ExitProcess

Description inserted by Razvan Olteanu on Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Description updated by Andrei Ivanes on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

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