Threat Description

Virus:​W32/Gpcode.AK

Details

Aliases:Virus.Win32.Gpcode.AK
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform:W32

Summary



Gpcode.AK is "ransom-ware" that intends to extort money from the victim by encrypting data files. It requires the victim to order the malware author's custom tool to restore the encrypted data.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



Gpcode.AK searches drives C to Z for the following file types on the system:

  • 7z
  • abd
  • abk
  • acad
  • ace
  • arh
  • arj
  • arx
  • asm
  • bak
  • bcb
  • bz
  • bz2
  • c
  • cc
  • cdb
  • cdr
  • cdw
  • cer
  • cgi
  • chm
  • cnt
  • cpp
  • css
  • csv
  • db
  • db1
  • db2
  • db3
  • db4
  • dba
  • dbb
  • dbc
  • dbd
  • dbe
  • dbf
  • dbm
  • dbo
  • dbq
  • dbt
  • dbt
  • dbx
  • djvu
  • doc
  • dok
  • dpr
  • dwg
  • dxf
  • ebd
  • eml
  • eni
  • ert
  • fax
  • fjs
  • flb
  • frg
  • frm
  • frt
  • frx
  • gfa
  • gfd
  • gfr
  • gtd
  • gz
  • gzip
  • h
  • hpp
  • htm
  • html
  • iges
  • igs
  • inc
  • jad
  • jar
  • java
  • jfi
  • jpe
  • jpeg
  • jpg
  • jsp
  • key
  • kwm
  • ldiflst
  • ldr
  • lsp
  • lzh
  • lzw
  • man
  • mdb
  • mht
  • mmf
  • mnb
  • mns
  • mnu
  • mo
  • msb
  • msg
  • mxl
  • old
  • p12
  • pak
  • pas
  • pdf
  • pem
  • pfx
  • pgp
  • php
  • php3
  • php4
  • pl
  • pm3
  • pm4
  • pm5
  • pm6
  • prf
  • prx
  • pst
  • pw
  • pwa
  • pwl
  • pwm
  • rar
  • rmr
  • rnd
  • rtf
  • safesar
  • sig
  • sql
  • tar
  • tbb
  • tbb
  • tbk
  • tdf
  • tgz
  • txt
  • uue
  • vb
  • vcf
  • wab
  • xls
  • xml

It then encrypts the discovered files using an RSA algorithm and renames them with a ._CRYPT extention and deletes the original files. As a ransom note, it drops the file !_READ_ME_!.txt to the directory that requires the victim to buy a custom decrypting tool from the malware author.






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