Threat Description

Dewin

Details

Aliases:Dewin, Backdoor.Dewin
Category:Malware
Type:Backdoor
Platform:W32

Summary



Dewin is a backdoor that can be used by an attacker to install unwanted programs from a website to the victim machine. When started it copies itself to Windows Directory as 'Winreg.exe'. This copy of the file is added to the registry as

'HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SystemReg'


Removal



- Locate and remove the registry key

'HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\SystemReg'

- Reboot the machine

- Instruct F-Secure Anti-Virus to delete the infected file






Detection


F-Secure Anti-Virus can detect this backdoor with the latest updates.



Technical Details: F-Secure Corp.; April 15th, 2002


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