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Added to the Dr.Web virus database: 2022-10-16

Virus description added:

Technical Information

To ensure autorun and distribution
Modifies the following registry keys
  • [<HKLM>\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] 'ssms' = '%WINDIR%\ssms.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\Software\Classes\batfile\shell\Open\command] '' = 'logoff.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\avid.exe] 'Debugger' = 'cmd.exe /c del /a /f'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ansavd.exe] 'Debugger' = 'cmd.exe /c del /a /f'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ansavgd.exe] 'Debugger' = 'cmd.exe /c del /a /f'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\HijackThis.exe] 'Debugger' = 'cmd.exe /c del /a /f'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\boot.exe] 'Debugger' = 'cmd.exe /c del /a /f'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\regedit.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\regedt32.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mmc.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\rstrui.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\wscript.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cscript.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
  • [<HKLM>\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tasklist.exe] 'Debugger' = 'rundll32.exe'
Creates or modifies the following files
  • <SYSTEM32>\tasks\ssms
Creates the following files on removable media
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\flash_setup.exe
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\facebook\pencuri login.exe
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\facebook\password cracker.exe
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\facebook\autobot setup.exe
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\facebook\auto invite.exe
  • <Drive name for removable media>:\facebook\cheaters.exe
Malicious functions
To complicate detection of its presence in the operating system,
forces the system hide from view:
  • hidden files
blocks execution of the following system utilities:
  • Command Prompt (CMD)
  • Windows Task Manager (Taskmgr)
  • Registry Editor (RegEdit)
  • Windows Defender
blocks the following features:
  • System Restore (SR)
  • User Account Control (UAC)
  • Windows Security Center
Executes the following
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /im SmΔRTP.exe
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq msvbvm60.dll" /fi "imagename ne ssms.exe" /fi "imagename ne Sab0tagE.exe" /fi "imagename ne explorer.exe" /fi "imagename ne ssms.exe"
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "windowtitle eq process*"
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq iscan.dll"
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq rtpsvc.dll"
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq RegistryFX.dll"
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq rtpscan.dll"
Modifies file system
Creates the following files
  • C:\flash_setup.exe
  • D:\flash_setup.exe
  • %WINDIR%\ssms.exe
  • %WINDIR%\temp\~df9a8c8b00341233b6.tmp
  • %WINDIR%\syswow64\sab0tage.exe
  • %WINDIR%\temp\~df107e4a7dbdeaa4aa.tmp
Sets the 'hidden' attribute to the following files
  • %WINDIR%\ssms.exe
Deletes the following files
  • %WINDIR%\temp\~df107e4a7dbdeaa4aa.tmp
Modifies the HOSTS file.
Searches for the following windows
  • ClassName: '' WindowName: ''
Creates and executes the following
  • '%WINDIR%\ssms.exe'
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\sab0tage.exe'
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\cacls.exe' "%WINDIR%" /p everyone:f /e' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\cacls.exe' "%WINDIR%" /p everyone:n /e' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\schtasks.exe' /create /sc onstart /tn ssms /tr "%WINDIR%\ssms.exe" /ru System' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\schtasks.exe' /run /tn ssms' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\ssms.exe' ' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\sab0tage.exe' ' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /im SmΔRTP.exe' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq msvbvm60.dll" /fi "imagename ne ssms.exe" /fi "imagename ne Sab0tagE.exe" /fi "imagename ne explorer.exe" /fi "imagename ne ssms.exe"' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "windowtitle eq process*"' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq iscan.dll"' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq rtpsvc.dll"' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq RegistryFX.dll"' (with hidden window)
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\taskkill.exe' /f /fi "modules eq rtpscan.dll"' (with hidden window)
Executes the following
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\cacls.exe' "%WINDIR%" /p everyone:f /e
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\cacls.exe' "%WINDIR%" /p everyone:n /e
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\schtasks.exe' /create /sc onstart /tn ssms /tr "%WINDIR%\ssms.exe" /ru System
  • '%WINDIR%\syswow64\schtasks.exe' /run /tn ssms

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