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Category: Malware

Type: Worm

Aliases: Hawawi.G, Holar.I


This worm is able of spreading through email sending messages with different content. It has, as well, capability to spread through Kazaa's P2P network.


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Technical Details

The worm has three components, it was written in Visual Basic and packed with UPX. The first component if the one responsible for the installation into the system, it's an UPX file of length 9266 (24626 unpacked). The second component contains the main set of functionalities of the worm, the email sending code. The third component is an UPX packed copy of the SMTP Control for Visual Basic. Which the worm will use to send the email.

Installation to system

It will drop its components into the default temporary folder as:

explore.exe (main component)
a.exe (installation component)
smtp.ocx (SMTP Control for Visual Basic)

All of the components will also be copied to the System32 windows folder. And will copy the installation component with the additional names:

P2P spreading

This worm will also read from the Windows registry the location of the Kazaa downloads folder and copy itself to that location.

Mass mailing

It will extract email addresses from files in the users' computer which have one of the following extensions:


The messages sent by the worm will have the following characteristics:

Subjects are chosen from:

Check this out ;)",
This is all i can send
Have Fun :)
You gonna love it
Here is what u wanted
Wait for more :)
Take a look
Never mind !
See the attatched file", )
gift :)
save it for hard times
Happy Times :)
Very funny
Try it
you have to see this!

To which "Fw:" or "Re:" can be prepended.


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