Trojan-Downloader:W32/Tracur.J

Classification

Category :

Malware

Type :

Trojan-Downloader

Aliases :

W32/Tracur.J, Trojan.Spy.Agent.OEV, Trojan-downloader.win32.agent.dter

Summary

Trojan-Downloader:W32/Tracur.J identifies a malicious DLL file that installs a malicious plug-in for the Internet Explorer and/or Mozilla Firefox web browsers in order to redirect searches to an unsolicited website.

Removal

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Technical Details

This file is probably dropped by a separate dropper program.

Installation

The DLL file is registered as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) with the Internet Explorer web browser. If the Mozilla Firefox web browser is installed, the file will also install a malicious extension (the browser's equivalent of a BHO) for Firefox.

Activity

Once installed, the BHO in either web browser will redirect searches made using various search engines to:

  • http://74.50.[...].107

The site may host more malicious content. The list of targeted search engines is hard-coded; targeted search engines are:

  • Ask
  • Snap
  • Hotbot
  • Gigablast
  • Alltheweb
  • Altavista
  • Lycos
  • AOL
  • Bing
  • Yahoo!
  • Google

Registry Changes

During installation, Tracur.J creates the following registry keys:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{989A5447-1A50-4D02-BA55-724A516C1370}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{989A5447-1A50-4D02-BA55-724A516C1370}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{989A5447-1A50-4D02-BA55-724A516C1370}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.fsharproj
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.fsharproj

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