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Date discovered:18/10/2009
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low to medium
Damage Potential:Medium
Static file:Yes
File size:3.426.506 Bytes
MD5 checksum:43a4dde94650e0406f1b5f25af0ff3fe
IVDF version:

 General Method of propagation:
   • Autorun feature

   •  Mcafee: W32/Autorun.worm.c
   •  Sophos: W32/RealBot-C
   •  Panda: W32/IRCBot.CRH
   •  Eset: Win32/AutoRun.DK
   •  Bitdefender: Worm.Autorun.VIN

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

Side effects:
   • Drops malicious files
   • Registry modification
   • Third party control

 Files It copies itself to the following locations:
   • %HOME%\Application Data\WindowsLive.exe
   • %drive%\exploredrive.exe

It deletes the following file:
   • %home%\Application Data\newe

The following files are created:

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

%TEMPDIR%\profilew.exe Further investigation pointed out that this file is malware, too. Detected as: Worm/Autorun.axpv

 Registry To each registry key one of the values is added in order to run the processes after reboot:

–  [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
   • "Windows Live"="%HOME%\Application Data\WindowsLive.exe"

–  [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
   • "Windows Live"="%HOME%\Application Data\WindowsLive.exe"

The following registry key is added:

– [HKLM\SOFTWARE\WindowsLive]
   • "version"="201"

 IRC To deliver system information and to provide remote control it connects to the following IRC Server:

Port: 31092
Channel: #support#
Nickname: NEW-%computer name%

Description inserted by Petre Galan on Monday, March 15, 2010
Description updated by Petre Galan on Monday, March 15, 2010

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