Trojan-PSW.Win32.Zbot.4_b81f82b02a

by malwarelabrobot on January 22nd, 2014 in Malware Descriptions.

Trojan.GenericKD.1504665 (BitDefender), TrojanDownloader:Win32/Upatre.A (Microsoft), Trojan.Win32.Bublik.buxl (Kaspersky), Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT (VIPRE), Trojan.Inject1.35383 (DrWeb), Trojan.GenericKD.1504665 (B) (Emsisoft), PWSZbot-FPX (McAfee), Downloader.Upatre (Symantec), Trojan.GenericKD.1504665 (FSecure), Zbot.FAC (AVG), Win32:Trojan-gen (Avast), TROJ_GEN.R0C1OC0AJ14 (TrendMicro), Trojan-PSW.Win32.Zbot.4.FD, GenericInjector.YR (Lavasoft MAS)
Behaviour: Trojan-Downloader, Trojan-PSW, Trojan


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: b81f82b02a395a1c6d425f261bc1efb1
SHA1: 94ba8dde5d770e8ae2b7f8070690ebdd9ec3e8e8
SHA256: 83f258ebdc1c67a05cdfd32fb77be68f72ecfcf9bb29d7f6aaab924a129d6432
SSDeep: 384:AxsJfnxx5AAkz6yGKec8m5ERQIDEnMWCdp5UNPmG6JX3R0xQ:osJX vzlGKec5 RZDKzepeNPmG6JX6
Size: 26262 bytes
File type: EXE
Platform: WIN32
Entropy: Not Packed
PEID: Armadillov171, MicrosoftVisualC, MicrosoftVisualCv50v60MFC, MicrosoftVisualC50, UPolyXv05_v6
Company: no certificate found
Created at: 2014-01-17 08:22:07
Analyzed on: WindowsXP SP3 32-bit


Summary:

Trojan-PSW. Trojan program intended for stealing users passwords.

Payload

No specific payload has been found.

Process activity

The Trojan-PSW creates the following process(es):

%original file name%.exe:596
howto.exe:1452
updater.exe:1356
adqe.exe:1744

The Trojan-PSW injects its code into the following process(es):
No processes have been created.

File activity

The process %original file name%.exe:596 makes changes in the file system.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\updater.exe (26 bytes)

The process howto.exe:1452 makes changes in the file system.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\DGRDF7A.bat (173 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Johal\adqe.exe (3559 bytes)

The process updater.exe:1356 makes changes in the file system.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\OPQNSD2J\pdf[1].exe (1767 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\desktop.ini (67 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab5.tmp (54 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004 (408 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar6.tmp (2712 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015 (54 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015 (408 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab1.tmp (49 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar2.tmp (2712 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar4.tmp (2712 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\howto.exe (1767 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004 (18 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\OPQNSD2J\desktop.ini (67 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab3.tmp (49 bytes)

The Trojan-PSW deletes the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar2.tmp (0 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab5.tmp (0 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab1.tmp (0 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar6.tmp (0 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar4.tmp (0 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab3.tmp (0 bytes)

The process adqe.exe:1744 makes changes in the file system.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\NTUSER.DAT.LOG (7336 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\NTUSER.DAT (7204 bytes)

Registry activity

The process %original file name%.exe:596 makes changes in the system registry.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "2C AE 29 F7 71 B4 26 34 0E 50 1C F5 09 2F D9 8E"

[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 Documents" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Documents"

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

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

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

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\C:\DOCUME~1\"%CurrentUserName%"\LOCALS~1\Temp]
"updater.exe" = "updater"

[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 Desktop" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop"

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

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

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all urls to the Intranet Zone:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap]
"IntranetName" = "1"

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all local web-nodes with no dots which do not refer to any zone to the Intranet Zone:

"UNCAsIntranet" = "1"

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all web-nodes that bypassing proxy to the Intranet Zone:

"ProxyBypass" = "1"

The process howto.exe:1452 makes changes in the system registry.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "9B F4 BB ED F8 BB 70 8A 88 23 7E 6C 52 C5 BE 7A"

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

The process updater.exe:1356 makes changes in the system registry.
The Trojan-PSW 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\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths]
"Directory" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path4]
"CacheLimit" = "65452"
"CachePath" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Cache4"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path2]
"CacheLimit" = "65452"

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

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates\E5215D3460C2C20BBE2D9FE5FB665DAA2C0E225C]
"Blob" = "04 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 10 00 00 00 6F 7E 74 A3"

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

[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\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path2]
"CachePath" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Cache2"

[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"

[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"

"Desktop" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Desktop"

[HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\Software\Microsoft\windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"ProxyEnable" = "0"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path1]
"CacheLimit" = "65452"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections]
"SavedLegacySettings" = "3C 00 00 00 16 00 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "91 79 D3 36 1D 9B C4 1A BF 3E 0D 93 0A AE B3 26"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path1]
"CachePath" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Cache1"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path3]
"CacheLimit" = "65452"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"MigrateProxy" = "1"

[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"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths\path3]
"CachePath" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Cache3"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Cache\Paths]
"Paths" = "4"

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\C:\DOCUME~1\"%CurrentUserName%"\LOCALS~1\Temp]
"howto.exe" = "howto"

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all local web-nodes with no dots which do not refer to any zone to the Intranet Zone:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap]
"UNCAsIntranet" = "1"

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all web-nodes that bypassing proxy to the Intranet Zone:

"ProxyBypass" = "1"

Proxy settings are disabled:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"ProxyEnable" = "0"

The Trojan-PSW modifies IE settings for security zones to map all urls to the Intranet Zone:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap]
"IntranetName" = "1"

The Trojan-PSW deletes the following value(s) in system registry:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
"AutoConfigURL"
"ProxyServer"
"ProxyOverride"

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\CA\Certificates]
"E5215D3460C2C20BBE2D9FE5FB665DAA2C0E225C"

The process adqe.exe:1744 makes changes in the system registry.
The Trojan-PSW creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "AC 4B 16 87 5F 32 82 61 89 9F 01 48 26 FD BD E4"

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

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Ebxaytanowh]
"34gc7ee9" = "BB 86 D0 BA 19 30 51 E0 B0 25 52 7F EC E8 48 17"

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

Network activity (URLs)

URL IP
hxxp://a26.d.akamai.net/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt
hxxp://a26.d.akamai.net/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab
www.download.windowsupdate.com 63.216.54.98
yestospain.com 202.146.219.126
appsredeem.com 38.102.226.94


HOSTS file anomalies

No changes have been detected.

Rootkit activity

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in WININET.dll:

HttpSendRequestExA
HttpSendRequestW
InternetReadFileExA
InternetWriteFile
InternetWriteFileExA
InternetQueryDataAvailable
HttpQueryInfoW
HttpSendRequestExW
InternetReadFile
HttpQueryInfoA
HttpSendRequestA
InternetCloseHandle

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in CRYPT32.dll:

PFXImportCertStore

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in USER32.dll:

GetClipboardData
TranslateMessage

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in Secur32.dll:

DecryptMessage
SealMessage
DeleteSecurityContext

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in WS2_32.dll:

WSAGetOverlappedResult
WSASend
recv
gethostbyname
WSARecv
send
closesocket
freeaddrinfo
getaddrinfo
GetAddrInfoW

The Trojan-PSW installs the following user-mode hooks in ntdll.dll:

LdrLoadDll
NtCreateThread

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. Scan a system with an anti-rootkit tool.
  2. Terminate malicious process(es) (How to End a Process With the Task Manager):

    %original file name%.exe:596
    howto.exe:1452
    updater.exe:1356
    adqe.exe:1744

  3. Delete the original Trojan-PSW file.
  4. Delete or disinfect the following files created/modified by the Trojan-PSW:

    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\updater.exe (26 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\DGRDF7A.bat (173 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Johal\adqe.exe (3559 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\OPQNSD2J\pdf[1].exe (1767 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\desktop.ini (67 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab5.tmp (54 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004 (408 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar6.tmp (2712 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015 (54 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\MetaData\94308059B57B3142E455B38A6EB92015 (408 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab1.tmp (49 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar2.tmp (2712 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Tar4.tmp (2712 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\howto.exe (1767 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data\Microsoft\CryptnetUrlCache\Content\2BF68F4714092295550497DD56F57004 (18 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\OPQNSD2J\desktop.ini (67 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\Cab3.tmp (49 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\NTUSER.DAT.LOG (7336 bytes)

  5. Clean the Temporary Internet Files folder, which may contain infected files (How to clean Temporary Internet Files folder).
  6. Reboot the computer.

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