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VIRUS ALERTS - December 13, 2007

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:49 AM PST

W32/Atax-A

Name W32/Atax-A
Type Worm

How it spreads Removable storage devices
Network shares

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Turns off anti-virus applications
Reduces system security
Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases Trojan-Dropper.Win32.BAT.a
WORM_AGENT.ADYN

Protection available since 13 December 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32ataxa.html

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Troj/Poison-O
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:50 AM PST
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Troj/Reshtm-Fam
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:51 AM PST
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Troj/Psyme-GC
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:10 PM PST
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Troj/Rootkit-BO
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:11 PM PST
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Troj/Dropper-SS
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:13 PM PST
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Troj/PWS-THI
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:14 PM PST
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Troj/Delf-EZP
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:15 PM PST
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Troj/DwnLdd-Gen
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:17 PM PST
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Troj/Spy-AE
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:18 PM PST
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Troj/Banloa-EU
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:19 PM PST
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Troj/BankDL-DB
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:20 PM PST
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Troj/Banker-EKD
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:21 PM PST
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Three year old worm accounts for almost a quarter of email-b
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 9:23 PM PST

Three year old worm accounts for almost a quarter of email-borne
malware, reports Sophos

Is your system protected? A recent study shows that Traxg, a
three-year old worm, is currently in the number two spot on a list
of the most prevalent malware threats in the world. The fact that
unsophisticated worms are still slipping through the net at such a
high rate is a clear indication that huge numbers of users, and
potentially companies, are failing to install even basic anti-virus
protection. Follow the link below for more information on the top
ten web-based malware threats and the countries hosting them.

http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2007/12/toptennov07.html

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Win32/Vundo.HM
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:37 PM PST
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W32/Voterai.worm.f
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:39 PM PST

First Report: 2007-12-13

Description:
W32/Voterai.worm.f is a destructive worm designed to perform a dubious political campaign for Kenya elections. It disables many system settings including the Registry and Task Manager.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143701.htm

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TROJ_ASPROX.A
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:41 PM PST
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AdClicker-FI.dr
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:42 PM PST

First Report: 2007-12-13

Description:
This is a trojan detection. Unlike viruses, trojans do not self-replicate. They are spread manually, often under the premise that they are beneficial or wanted. The most common installation methods involve system or security exploitation, and unsuspe...

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143760.htm

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W32/Autorun.worm.g!f9007a93
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:44 PM PST

First Report: 2007-12-13

Aliases: virus.win32.autorun.abt
w32/autorun.fj.worm
W32/Autorun.worm.g!f9007a93
worm:win32/autorun.m


Description:
This is a worm which can propagate over removable media and network drives and cause execution of malicious code via an autorun.inf file. Aliases virus.win32.autorun.abt (Kaspersky) w32/autorun.fj.worm (Panda) worm:win32/autorun.m (Microsoft)

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143758.htm

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W32/Atax-A - The game is over
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 12, 2007 10:46 PM PST

Today I ran into something I haven?t seen in a while - a worm that announces its presence.

W32/Atax-A is a typical run-of-the-mill worm. It performs some of the usual spreading techniques, like copying itself to removable shared drives and subsequently creating an Autorun.inf file that is designed to run the copy of the worm when the infected shared drive is transferred to an uninfected computer.

The worm in addition, calls on the Windows Print Utility to print an ASCII file it carries. The rough translation of the printout reads ?The game is over. You have been defeated by VenoM.?

Thank you for that little bit of nostalgia. Happy

Beth Jones SophosLabs US

http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2007/12/880.html

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W32/Divvi.a
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 2:07 AM PST

First Report: 2007-12-13

Aliases: Virus.Win32.Tupac.a
W32/Divvi.a
Win32.Tupac.A
Win32/Divin.A

Description:
This detection is for a parasitic file infector, which appends its code to EXE files.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_143761.htm

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W32/Stratio-TL
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:13 AM PST

Name W32/Stratio-TL
Type Worm

How it spreads Email attachments
Network shares

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases W32/Warezov.gen2!W32DL
Email-Worm.Win32.Warezov.ra

Protection available since 13 December 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/w32stratiotl.html

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Mal/Zbot-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:14 AM PST
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Troj/Mdrop-BQB
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:16 AM PST
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Troj/Agent-GIT
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:17 AM PST
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W32/VB-DYC
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:18 AM PST
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Troj/PWS-APJ
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:19 AM PST

Name Troj/PWS-APJ
Type Trojan

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases Win32/PSW.OnLineGames.NFN
Virus.Win32.AutoRun.aet
Generic.dx

Protection available since 13 December 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/trojpwsapj.html

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Troj/LdPinch-RI
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:20 AM PST

Name Troj/LdPinch-RI
Type Spyware Trojan

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Allows others to access the computer
Steals information
Records keystrokes

Aliases Trojan-PSW.Win32.LdPinch.enm

Protection available since 13 December 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/trojldpinchri.html

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Troj/Bckdr-QKL
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:22 AM PST
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Troj/Hider-P
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:23 AM PST

Name Troj/Hider-P
Type Trojan

Affected operating systems Windows

Side effects Installs itself in the Registry

Aliases Win32/Hider.I
destructive program named W32/Trojan.AEVE
Generic.dx
Trojan.Win32.Hider.i

Protection available since 13 December 2007

http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/trojhiderp.html

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Troj/Agent-MON
by Marianna Schmudlach / December 13, 2007 3:24 AM PST

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