It has come to our attention that F-Secure Anti-Virus had a false alarm on the LINEAGE.EXE file as "Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent.bqq" with the updates published on May 22nd, 2007. The false alarm problem is fixed in the 2007-05-22_05 anti-virus update. We are sorry for any possible inconvenience that this false alarm caused to our customers.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.BRK drops the following driver component once it has been executed:
The component is detected as Rootkit.Win32.Agent.dw.
It also replaces the file for the Microsoft Windows IPv6 Windows Firewall Driver service:
The file is replaced with a copy of Rootkit.Win32.Agent.dp.
The services are then installed and started.
Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.BRK launches an instance of Microsoft Internet Explorer as a hidden process with its code injected into the process.
It then attempts to connect to the following addresses:
The following address were seen from newer variants of this malware:
It attempts to download another malware component by sending an HTTP GET command with some details regarding the infected machine.
The downloaded file is then saved as:
The variable [number] is any number from 0 - 9.
The downloaded malware is currently detected as Rootkit.Win32.Agent.ey and makes the infected machine act as an email spam bot.
Trojan-Downloader:W32/Agent.BRK may create any of the following mutex while active:
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