This program is packed using a packer program associated with numerous other malware.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Packed:W32/Tibs.AB identifies packed files with similar functionality to Email-Worm:W32/Zhelatin. Tibs.AB files are usually downloaded by clicking malicious links in heavily spammed e-mail messages
On execution, the malware creates these files:
And then hides them.
A noticeable characteristic for this malware is that it tries to connect to a lot of predefined IP addresses using UDP. A text file is also dropped which contains a possible lists of clients for the worm's peer-to-peer network. The details for the peer names and access ports are encoded. Example of the text file:
[config] [local] [peers] 61CBE5C404F4C715C809A8588F42950C=9A2542751EBF00 61CBE5C4CB3D735B77590054E92865F3=9A2542BB1EBF00 8024083AF066B98A86BF0B0BF1135EF7=55198859159800 80A32744A44A3359F3F4B39D19E8E32B=53258C841C4400
The installed component has rootkit functionality that can enable its process to be hidden from unsuspecting users.
The malware sets these values:
- HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\windev-[random_numbers] ImagePath = %systemdir%\windev-[random_numbers].sys
Note: Usually %systemdir% is C:\Windows\system32