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Virus:TR/PSW.Magania.akrq
Date discovered:24/11/2008
Type:Trojan
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low to medium
Distribution Potential:Low to medium
Damage Potential:Low to medium
Static file:Yes
File size:107.000 Bytes
MD5 checksum:e338079ecaaa4e4aae991cb692886f61
IVDF version:7.01.00.129 - Monday, November 24, 2008

 General Method of propagation:
    Autorun feature


Aliases:
   •  Panda: W32/Lineage.KET
   •  Eset: Win32/PSW.OnLineGames.NMY
   •  Bitdefender: Trojan.Generic.1140601


Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003


Side effects:
   • Downloads a malicious file
   • Drops malicious files
   • Lowers security settings
   • Registry modification

 Files It copies itself to the following locations:
   • %SYSDIR%\kamsoft.exe
   • %drive%\abk.bat



It deletes the initially executed copy of itself.



It deletes the following file:
   • %SYSDIR%\drivers\klif.sys



The following files are created:

%drive%\autorun.inf This is a non malicious text file with the following content:
   • %code that runs malware%

%SYSDIR%\gasretyw0.dll Further investigation pointed out that this file is malware, too. Detected as: TR/Vundo.Gen

%SYSDIR%\drivers\klif.sys Detected as: RKit/OnlineGames.AP




It tries to download a file:

The location is the following:
   • http://zsde4.com/xmfx/**********
At the time of writing this file was not online for further investigation.

 Registry One of the following values is added in order to run the process after reboot:

  [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
   • "kamsoft"="%SYSDIR%\kamsoft.exe"



The following registry key including all values and subkeys is removed:
   • [HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\KAVsys]



The following registry key is added:

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\KAVsys]
   • "ErrorControl"=dword:0x00000001
   • "ImagePath"="\??\%SYSDIR%\drivers\klif.sys"
   • "Start"=dword:0x00000001
   • "Type"=dword:0x00000001



The following registry keys are changed:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
   New value:
   • "Hidden"=dword:0x00000002
   • "ShowSuperHidden"=dword:0x00000000

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\
   Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL]
   New value:
   • "CheckedValue"=dword:0x00000000

 File details Runtime packer:
In order to aggravate detection and reduce size of the file it is packed with a runtime packer.

Description inserted by Petre Galan on Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Description updated by Petre Galan on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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