Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.
For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.
Eliminating a Local Network Outbreak
If the infection is in a local network, please follow the instructions on this webpage:
The worm is a PE executable file 51712 bytes long packed with UPX file compressor. The unpacked file's size is over 107 kilobytes.
Installation to system
When the worm's file is run, it first creates a mutex named 'My-Game'. Then the worm tries to download a file from the 'www.freewebs.com' website. This file is saved to the root folder of C: drive as 'Scran.exe' and is then activated. The downloaded file is a P2P (peer-to-peer) worm called 'Scranor'.
Upon installation the worm copies itself as 'avpr.exe' file to Windows System Directory and creates a startup key for that file in System Registry:
where "%WinSysDir%" represents Windows System directory. If the startup key cal not be created in HKLM (local machine) Registry tree, it is created in HKCU (current user) tree.
Also the worm creates the following key in the Registry:
Spreading in e-mails
The worm spreads by sending its infected attachment to all e-mail addresses found on an infected computer. The worm looks for e-mail addresses in Windows Address Book and in the files with the following extensions:
The worm searches for these files in the following locations:
The files are searched on hard disks and RAM drives from C: to Z:.
The worm avoids sending e-mails to e-mail addresses that contain any of the following substrings:
The subject of infected e-mails is selected from the following variants:
The body text of infected e-mails is selected from the following variants:
The worm's attachment name is selected from the following variants:
The extension of an infected file can be any of the following:
MyDoom.AE worm can also send itself in a ZIP archive.
The worm can attach a fake anti-virus scanning report to the message it sends:
+++ Attachment: No Virus found <av_vendor_string>
where <av_vendor_string> string can be one of the following:
The worm fakes the sender's address. It uses the following list of names to compose the fake address:
The worm uses the following list of domain names to compose the fake sender's address:
Upon installation the worm drops a file named 'TCP5424.dll' to Windows System folder. The following startup key is created in the Registry:
where "%WinSysDir%" represents Windows System directory. This DLL file is a backdoor that listens on TCP port 5424 for remote commands. The backdoor allows to upload and activate files on an infected computer.
The worm modifies the HOSTS file to block access to the following websites:
Additionally the worm creates the following keys from the Registry:
The message to AV vendors
The worm contains a message to AV vendors in its body:
Lucky's Av's ;P~. Sasser author gets IT security job and we will work with Mydoom , P2P worms and exploit codes .Also we will attack f-secure,symantec,trendmicro,mcafee , etc. The 11th of march is the skynet day lol . When the beagle and mydoom loose, we wanna stop our activity <== so Where is the Skynet now? lol. This Will Drop W32.Scran P2P Worm
This message is extracted by the worm to Windows System folder as 'msg15.txt' file.