Threat Description

Backdoor: W32/Hupigon.OET


Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32
Date Discovered: September 02, 2008
Aliases: Backdoor:W32/Hupigon.OET, BDS/Hupigon.Gen (Other) , TrojanSpy:Win32/Logsnif.gen (Microsoft), BackDoor-AWQ.svr.gen.a (McAfee)


A remote administration utility which bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network.


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Technical Details

This backdoor program may arrive as an executable file via direct download from the Internet, or as part of a trojan-downloader or trojan-dropper payload. This malware is compressed with BeRoEXEPacker v1.00.Upon installation, the malware will create a setuplog.DLL file to contain the main malware files. It will also create a copy of itself in the setuplog.bat file, in an attempt to protect the main malware file from detection and destruction by antivirus programs.

After execution, an additional created uninstal.bat file will remove the original malware files, leaving only the setuplog.dll and setuplog.bat files.Once installed, the backdoor program first attempts to connect to a remote server, to notify the malware author that an infection has taken place.

If successfully connected, it then incrementally scans one port after another on the host machine to find an open one that would allow a remote user to connect to the infected system.

Once a remote user has gained access, any of the following actions can be performed on the infected system:

  • Retrieve system information (Registeredorganization, RegisteredOwner, productID, productkey,ProductName, Date and Time)
  • Retrieve registry information
  • Download files
  • Log keystrokes
  • Communicate via telnet
  • Capture screen into picture file (BMP)
  • Capture screen into video (AVI)
File System Changes

Creates these files:

  • %windir%\setuplog.bat
  • %windir%\setuplog.DLL
  • %windir%\uninstal.bat
Process Changes

Creates these processes:

  • %windir%\setuplog.bat
  • %windir%\system32\services.exe
  • %windir%\system32\cmd.exe

These modules were loaded into other processes:

  • %windir%\setuplog.DLL

Creates these mutexes:

  • setuplog.bat
Network Connections

Attempts to download files from:


Attempts to connect to:

Registry Modifications

Sets these values:

  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\setuplog Type = 00000110 Start = 00000002 ErrorControl = 00000000 ImagePath = C:\WINDOWS\setuplog.bat DisplayName = setuplog ObjectName = LocalSystem Description = setuplog
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\setuplog\Security Security = \x01\x00\x14\x80\x90\x00\x00\x00\x9C\x00\x00\x00\x14\x00\x00\x00\x30\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x1C\x00\x01\x00\x00\x00\x02\x80\x14\x00\xFF\x01\x0F\x00\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x60\x00\x04\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x14\x00\xFD\x01\x02\x00\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x12\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x18\x00\xFF\x01\x0F\x00\x01\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x20\x00\x00\x00\x20\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x14\x00\x8D\x01\x02\x00\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x0B\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x18\x00\xFD\x01\x02\x00\x01\x02\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x20\x00\x00\x00\x23\x02\x00\x00\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x12\x00\x00\x00\x01\x01\x00\x00\x00\x00\x00\x05\x12\x00\x00\x00
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard Completed = \x01\x00\x00\x00
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main Check_Associations = no
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders Cache = C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files Cookies = C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Cookies History = C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\History

Creates these keys:

  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\setuplog
  • HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\setuplog\Security
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard


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