Threat Description

Skyperise

Details

Category: Malware
Type: IM-Worm
Platform: W32
Aliases: Skyperise, Skyperise

Summary


IM-Worm.Win32.Skyperise is a worm that propagates by sending chat messages to all possible Skype accounts. This chat message supposedly contains a link to a copy of the worm. The link to the malware is currently unavailable.



Removal


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Technical Details


Upon execution, Skyperise searches for the presence of the Skype application in the system by checking the following registry entry:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Skype\Phone SkypePath = "[Skype application path]"

It displays the following error message if the application is not found, and then it terminates:

Otherwise, it executes the Skype program and shows this Warning message:

Once the user has confirmed the Warning message, Skyperise randomly searches for users every three minutes. It then sends the following message to the discovered users:

  • Check this! http://marx2.altervista.org/[REMOVED].exe

Note: The path to which this link leads is unavailable at the time of this writing.






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