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Exploit:W32/MSWord6.Gen

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Aliases: Exploit.msword.gen.6

Summary


the generic detectionExploit.msword.gen.6 identifies a Microsoft Word document that has been modified to perform an unauthorized, malicious action.

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

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Resolve a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive. In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release. If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you can:

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Technical Details


Execution

Upon execution, the malware creates malicious executables in the following directories on the infected system:

  • %temp%\[random].exe
  • %windir%\system32\[name].exe

The malware also attempts to connect to the following remote sites:

  • yahoo.onedumb.com
  • yahoo.servebbs.com
  • 218.23.30.99
  • 218.20.188.170
  • googleupdate2011.dyndns.org