SpyTool.Win32.Ardamax_6494f5cbd1

by malwarelabrobot on August 22nd, 2013 in Malware Descriptions.

UDS:DangerousObject.Multi.Generic (Kaspersky), SpyTool.Win32.Ardamax.FD, Trojan.Win32.Sasfis.FD, VirTool.Win32.DelfInject.FD, GenericEmailWorm.YR, SpyToolArdamax.YR (Lavasoft MAS)
Behaviour: Trojan, Worm, EmailWorm, SpyTool, VirTool


The description has been automatically generated by Lavasoft Malware Analysis System and it may contain incomplete or inaccurate information.

Summary
Technical Details
Removal Recommendations

MD5: 6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4
SHA1: 0338159c473b7e986e9752932749600731dc195d
SHA256: 9d870e4e5792cb8ff0da58cfb9a64263381cfe3ca3c191ab84d22cd6ed1894b2
SSDeep: 24576:2wxp57qAZU P Srg/sDYcplBGCT 7LGHX9dTc8gWmAxIJy0:2wxXKCL0yYcICqE91L
Size: 1379328 bytes
File type: EXE
Platform: WIN32
Entropy: Packed
PEID: PECompactV2X, PECompactv20, UPolyXv05_v6
Company: no certificate found
Created at: 2012-09-10 14:01:27


Summary:

SpyTool. A program used to apply passive protection methods to spyware, such as obfuscation, encryption or polymorphism. The original malicious program is usually encrypted/compressed and stored inside the wrapper.

Payload

Behaviour Description
EmailWorm Worm can send e-mails.


Process activity

The SpyTool creates the following process(es):

The SpyTool injects its code into the following process(es):

6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.exe:452

File activity

The process 6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.exe:452 makes changes in a file system.
The SpyTool creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0.lnk (583 bytes)
C:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.01 (80 bytes)
C:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.02 (56 bytes)

Registry activity

The process 6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.exe:452 makes changes in a system registry.
The SpyTool creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\{c155cd72-744b-11e2-8294-806d6172696f}]
"BaseClass" = "Drive"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0]
"DisplayName" = "Ardamax Keylogger 4.0"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"AppData" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Start Menu" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Personal" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\My Documents"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\{c155cd73-744b-11e2-8294-806d6172696f}]
"BaseClass" = "Drive"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Cookies" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Cookies"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common AppData" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\{c155cd75-744b-11e2-8294-806d6172696f}]
"BaseClass" = "Drive"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"My Pictures" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\My Documents\My Pictures"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Desktop" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Cache" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Documents" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Documents"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"CommonVideo" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Documents\My Videos"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"CommonMusic" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Documents\My Music"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Start Menu" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Start Menu"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0]
"UninstallString" = "c:\Uninstall.exe"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"CommonPictures" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Documents\My Pictures"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "83 24 AF DC 03 13 DD C3 9A 0C 95 A2 0C 16 9E 58"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Common Programs" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"Desktop" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Desktop"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders]
"History" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\History"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints2\{b98117e8-75ca-11e2-81b2-000c293708fb}]
"BaseClass" = "Drive"

To automatically run itself each time Windows is booted, the SpyTool adds the following link to its file to the system registry autorun key:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4 Start" = "c:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.exe"

Network activity (URLs)

No activity has been detected.

Rootkit activity

No anomalies have been detected.

Propagation


Remove it with Ad-Aware

  1. Click (here) to download and install Ad-Aware Free Antivirus.
  2. Update the definition files.
  3. Run a full scan of your computer.


Manual removal*

  1. Terminate the original SpyTool's process (How to End a Process With the Task Manager).
  2. Delete the original SpyTool file.
  3. Delete or disinfect the following files created/modified by the SpyTool:

    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0\Ardamax Keylogger 4.0.lnk (583 bytes)
    C:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.01 (80 bytes)
    C:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.02 (56 bytes)

  4. Delete the following value(s) in the autorun key (How to Work with System Registry):

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4 Start" = "c:\6494f5cbd164aa32fe737dc0e8eecda4.exe"

  5. Reboot the computer.

*Manual removal may cause unexpected system behaviour and should be performed at your own risk.