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Date discovered:29/08/2010
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Medium
Static file:Yes
File size:143.360 Bytes
MD5 checksum:AB1E877B2E8EABC09335508A18D0FABE
VDF version:
IVDF version:

 General Aliases:
   •  Kaspersky: P2P-Worm.Win32.Palevo.atpm
   •  TrendMicro: WORM_PALEVO.DEF
   •  VirusBuster: Worm.P2P.Palevo.WDD

Platforms / OS:
   • Windows 2000
   • Windows XP
   • Windows 2003
   • Windows Vista
   • Windows Server 2008
   • Windows 7

Side effects:
   • Third party control

 Files It copies itself to the following location:
   • %HOME%\msgvn.exe

 Registry The following registry key is continuously in an infinite loop added in order to run the process after reboot.

–  [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
   • "Taskman"="%HOME%\msgvn.exe"

 Backdoor Contact server:
One of the following:
   • soja.NOSTY.SU:2111

 Injection – It injects itself into a process.

    Process name:
   • Explorer.exe

 File details Programming language:
The malware program was written in MS Visual C++.

Description inserted by Irina Diaconescu on Monday, November 8, 2010
Description updated by Andrei Ivanes on Monday, November 15, 2010

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