Email-Worm.Win32.Agent.ev arrives on systems as an email attachment and attempts to download additional components onto the system if executed.
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Email-Worm:W32/Agent.EV spreads as an attachment in spam email with attention grabbing lines in the subject field.
The following email subjects have been observed:
The attachment is named Saver.zip.
When the malware is extracted and executed, it will drop the following components:
%Windir% is the Windows directory. This is usually C:\Windows.[name] is a random filename. Observed examples are Mvd37.sys and Irv31.sys. The contents of the files are the same.WinData.cab is a copy of WinNt32.dll.
All of the dropped components are detected asTrojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.NSL.
The following registry entries are created to load WinNt32.dll on every system startup:
The following registry entries are created to start the [name].sys file as a service:
Similar changes are made in HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\[name] and HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\[name].
The Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.NSL DLL component will then attempt to connect to one of the following addresses:
Other slightly modified variants may attempt to connect to different addresses.