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(TROJ_MEBROOT.Z, Trojan.Mebroot.B, TR/Rootkit.Gen, Parser error, TR/Spy.Gen, PWS:Win32/Sinowal.gen!P, Backdoor.Win32.Sinowal.agy, Mal_DLDER, BDS/Sinowal.fci.30, Backdoor.Win32.Sinowal.aha, BOO/Sinowal.D, Malware-Cryptor.Win32.Kefir,, PSW.Sinowal.C.boot, Trojan:DOS/Sinowal.K, Gen:Trojan.Heur.rqW@QkoKfZn, Embedded.Malware-Cryptor.Win32.Kefir, Backdoor.Win32.Sinowal.fci, Backdoor.Win32.Sinowal.a)

Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2007-12-29

Virus description added:

Virus type: MBR Rootkit

The malware is an MBR loader that patches OS kernel during OS boot process and loads its malicious driver to RAM. The rootkit code is placed in the last sectors of a disk that is the driver doesn’t exist as a file. It protects and hides itself on a disk. The original MBR is placed before the first partition of a disk.

The rootkit installs in a system using Trojan.Packed.278 , which tries to infect first 16 of disks available. After installation the Trojan initiates a 60 minute delayed system reboot.

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    • Once you have activated safe mode, install the Dr.Web for Android onto the infected handheld and run a full scan of the system; follow the steps recommended for neutralizing the threats that have been detected;
    • Switch off your device and turn it on as normal.

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