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VIRUS \ SPYWARE ALERTS - July 26, 2009

by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:10 PM PDT
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Troj/VB-EFS
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:10 PM PDT
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Troj/VB-EFR
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:11 PM PDT
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Troj/PSW-HC
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:12 PM PDT
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Troj/PSW-HB
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:13 PM PDT
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Troj/Agent-KQQ
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:13 PM PDT
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GameVance.gen.b!aa7c9d6294ae
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:16 PM PDT

Type
Program
SubType
-
Discovery Date
07/26/2009

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Avert

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MWS!59dbfe16aa20
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:17 PM PDT

Type
Program
SubType
-
Discovery Date
07/26/2009

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Avert

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MWS!69a3eb924678
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:18 PM PDT

Type
Program
SubType
-
Discovery Date
07/26/2009

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

System Changes

These are general defaults for typical path variables. (Although they may differ, these examples are common.):
%WinDir% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%SystemDir% = \WINDOWS\SYSTEM (Windows 98/ME), \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows XP/Vista), \WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT/2000)
%ProgramFiles% = \Program Files

The following registry elements have been created:

More: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_187950.htm

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Spyware-AdaEbook!b5824c9c8244
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:19 PM PDT

Type
Program
SubType
Spyware
Discovery Date
07/26/2009

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

System Changes

These are general defaults for typical path variables. (Although they may differ, these examples are common.):
%WinDir% = \WINDOWS (Windows 9x/ME/XP/Vista), \WINNT (Windows NT/2000)
%SystemDir% = \WINDOWS\SYSTEM (Windows 98/ME), \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 (Windows XP/Vista), \WINNT\SYSTEM32 (Windows NT/2000)
%ProgramFiles% = \Program Files

The following files were analyzed:

# %USERPROFILE%\local settings\temp\97ssw.exe

More: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_187951.htm

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Adware-GAIN!d516ac8a2a39
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 25, 2009 11:20 PM PDT

Type
Program
SubType
Adware
Discovery Date
07/26/2009

This software is not a virus or a Trojan. It is detected as a "potentially unwanted program" (PUP). PUPs are any piece of software that a reasonably security- or privacy-minded computer user may want to be informed of and, in some cases, remove. PUPs are often made by a legitimate corporate entity for some beneficial purpose, but they alter the security state of the computer on which they are installed, or the privacy posture of the user of the system, such that most users will want to be aware of them.

Avert

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Troj/Mdrop-CEH
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:46 AM PDT
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Troj/Bifrose-XX
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:46 AM PDT
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Troj/Bckdr-QXD
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:47 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-KQS
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:48 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-KQR
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:49 AM PDT
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Troj/AdClick-FR,
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 1:51 AM PDT

July 26th, 2009 by CheeHui, SophosLabs AU


There?s no denying that sex thrills and kills.

In the case of Troj/AdClick-FR, it actually does one but not the other. This malware won?t thrill you but what it will do is kill your anti-virus processes and services.

This malware manifests itself on your system in the form of this innocuous looking file called EroticPamela.mpg. To lull people into a false sense of security, it even tries to mimic itself to look like a Windows media file. However, just because the description says it?s a Windows Media Video, it has a Windows Media icon doesn?t mean it?s actually a Windows Media Video file. When it comes to malware, never ever take things at face value. In reality, it is actually a file executable.

More: http://www.sophos.com/blogs/sophoslabs/

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W32/AutoRun-AMW
by Marianna Schmudlach / July 26, 2009 3:02 PM PDT

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