SpyTool.Win32.Ardamax_858ac4827f

by malwarelabrobot on August 27th, 2013 in Malware Descriptions.

Trojan.Win32.Monder.nwpc (Kaspersky), Trojan.Win32.Gbot.aakv (v) (VIPRE), Trojan-Spy.Win32.Ardamax!IK (Emsisoft), SpyTool.Win32.Ardamax.FD, GenericEmailWorm.YR, SpyToolArdamax.YR (Lavasoft MAS)
Behaviour: Trojan-Spy, Trojan, Worm, EmailWorm, SpyTool


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: 858ac4827f816414648b6336f2d2bb11
SHA1: f1e69182d02777fe212a14cbcf34ba1e5f6dac95
SHA256: 57cab16b9c7079e2cd98ac7adfe4afc2f5c073fd9b6f88aaeefd64ab2bb0ccea
SSDeep: 49152:rEhdS5nvK5ZnLLAdnN97S39MWvB9XaaniaD7iJ:4PsnvK5ZX8nNshBXP/W
Size: 1712128 bytes
File type: EXE
Platform: WIN32
Entropy: Packed
PEID: UPolyXv05_v6
Company: no certificate found
Created at: 2012-09-10 14:01:12


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):

Reader_sl.exe:1064
wuauclt.exe:344
858ac4827f816414648b6336f2d2bb11.exe:1792
jusched.exe:1056

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

OEG.exe:1832

File activity

The process OEG.exe:1832 makes changes in a file system.
The SpyTool creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\SUS\OEG.004 (1275 bytes)

The process wuauclt.exe:344 makes changes in a file system.
The SpyTool creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.chk (100 bytes)
%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log (3576 bytes)
%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb (100 bytes)

The SpyTool deletes the following file(s):

%WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\tmp.edb (0 bytes)

The process 858ac4827f816414648b6336f2d2bb11.exe:1792 makes changes in a file system.
The SpyTool creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.01 (80 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.00 (2 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.exe (15021 bytes)
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.02 (56 bytes)

The process jusched.exe:1056 makes changes in a file system.
The SpyTool creates and/or writes to the following file(s):

%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\jusched.log (347 bytes)

Registry activity

The process OEG.exe:1832 makes changes in a system registry.
The SpyTool creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "21 83 9F 3D C1 38 4D 79 82 1A 30 2E BD E5 35 6C"

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

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

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

[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]
"AppData" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data"

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

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

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]
"OEG Start" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.exe"

The process Reader_sl.exe:1064 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\{c155cd73-744b-11e2-8294-806d6172696f}]
"BaseClass" = "Drive"

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

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

The process 858ac4827f816414648b6336f2d2bb11.exe:1792 makes changes in a system registry.
The SpyTool creates and/or sets the following values in system registry:

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography\RNG]
"Seed" = "C8 7D 98 96 48 82 09 45 FC 33 61 49 17 9B 11 81"

[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"

[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"

[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"

[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]
"AppData" = "%Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Application Data"

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

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

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

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG]
"OEG.exe" = "OEG"

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

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

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 malicious process(es) (How to End a Process With the Task Manager):

    wuauclt.exe:344
    858ac4827f816414648b6336f2d2bb11.exe:1792

  2. Delete the original SpyTool file.
  3. Delete or disinfect the following files created/modified by the SpyTool:

    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\SUS\OEG.004 (1275 bytes)
    %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.chk (100 bytes)
    %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\Logs\edb.log (3576 bytes)
    %WinDir%\SoftwareDistribution\DataStore\DataStore.edb (100 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.01 (80 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.00 (2 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.exe (15021 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.02 (56 bytes)
    %Documents and Settings%\%current user%\Local Settings\Temp\jusched.log (347 bytes)

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

    [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
    "OEG Start" = "%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\MSPMHG\OEG.exe"

  5. Reboot the computer.

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