Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32
Aliases: Backdoor:W32/Spyrat.D


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


Automatic action

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


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Technical Details


The malware creates a dummy winlogon.exe process where it runs its malicious threads and drops the following copy:

  • %appdata%\Winlogon\winlogon.exe

It also creates a legitimate winlogon.exe to %windir%\system32\install\Windows.exe.


The malware creates the following registry launch point:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run %path_of_executed_file% = %appdata%\Winlogon\winlogon.exe

The following registry entries would also be created:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\chuck norris FirstExecution = %date_time% NewIdentification = "chuck norris" NewGroup = 2

Backdoor Functionality

The malware is a reverse connection remote administration tool. It connects to at port 150 to get its command.


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