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VIRUS \ SPYWARE ALERTS - March 25, 2009

by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 1:10 AM PDT

Another Day, Another Video Site with Malware

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We recently received reports of a file named "ActiveXsetup.exe", which was downloaded from http://world-tube .biz.


For people that want to play the video, there's a notice written on the page on red font that "You may need to download an ActiveX video codec (VAC)?". This old trick is well-known and commonly used by other malware.

Remember the Facebook site that attempts to trick people into downloading and executing a fake Adobe Flash Player?

Still, what happens when an unsuspecting user downloads the "ActiveXsetup.exe codec", thinking it is legitimate software? Here?s the snapshot of it, as it is executed:

More: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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Something's Going Down @Twitter
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 1:11 AM PDT

Twitter.com is really slow today, most likely due to spammers using it to flood the system with messages such as this:

More: http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/

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Mal/TDSSPack-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 1:12 AM PDT
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Rogue:W32/XPAntivirus
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 1:18 AM PDT

Name : Rogue:W32/XPAntivirus
Category: Malware
Type: Rogue
Platform: W32

Summary
Fake antivirus or antispyware software that tricks users into buying or installing it by pretending the computer is infected.
Additional Details
This is a large rogueware family.

Members of the XPAntivirus family are distributed under several different names, including:

? XP Antivirus
? Antivirus 2009
? Antivirus 2010
? Antivirus 360


More: http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/rogue_w32_xpantivirus.shtml

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Downloader-BOI
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 1:29 AM PDT

Type
Trojan
SubType
Downloader

Overview -

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 unsuspecting users manually executing unknown programs. Distribution channels include email, malicious or hacked web pages, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), peer-to-peer networks, etc.
Aliases

* Adware/XPPolice (Panda)

* Trojan-Downloader.Win.32.FraudLoad.dtv (Kaspersky)

* Trojan.Generic.1549874 (BitDefender)

* TrojanDownloader:Win32/Renos.HS (Microsoft)

More: http://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_154367.htm

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New 'scareware' Trojan holds users to ransom
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:29 AM PDT

By John E. Dunn, Techworld

A Trojan that normally peddles bogus anti-virus ?scareware' has hit on a new way of persuading users to part with money for a worthless license - it encrypts their data first.

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The concept of encrypting data on an infected PC has been seen several times since 2005, but the new version of the Vundo Trojan reported to be doing the rounds by security company FireEye is the first to tie straight extortion to a conventional rogue anti-virus software scam.

The company doesn't fully detail how the program infects users - Trojans such as this sometimes exploit the Windows autorun vulnerability - but once on a system it sets out to encrypt various file types it finds on the host system, including .jpgs, PDFs and Word .doc files, after which it presents a piece of rogueware called FileFix Pro 2009 as the way to unlock the now inaccessible files.

More: http://www.techworld.com/security/news/index.cfm?RSS&NewsID=113292

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JS_DLOADER.XBF
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:35 AM PDT
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JS_DLOADER.XBG
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:36 AM PDT
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Mal/Behav-284
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:39 AM PDT
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Mal/Buzinj-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:48 AM PDT
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Mal/ObfJS-BE
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:49 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JIF
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:50 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JIG
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:51 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JIH
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:52 AM PDT
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Troj/Banker-EQM
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:53 AM PDT
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Troj/Bckdr-QSP
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:53 AM PDT
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Troj/Dload-FV
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:54 AM PDT
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Troj/Dloadr-CJU
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:55 AM PDT
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Mal/TDSSPack-B
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:56 AM PDT
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Mal/Dorf-A
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:57 AM PDT
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Troj/Rootkit-FL
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:58 AM PDT
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Troj/Rootkit-FK
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 2:59 AM PDT
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Troj/Bdoor-AUG
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:00 AM PDT
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Troj/Bdoor-AUE
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:02 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JID
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:02 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JIC
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:04 AM PDT
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Troj/Agent-JIB
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:05 AM PDT
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Mal/Emogen-E
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:06 AM PDT
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Troj/FakeAle-MQ
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:30 AM PDT
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Troj/FakeAle-MP
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 25, 2009 3:31 AM PDT
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Troj/Dloadr-CJW
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