Trojan-Downloader:W32/ConHook.APX

Classification

Malware

Trojan-Downloader

W32

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.ConHook.apx

Summary

This type of trojan secretly downloads malicious files from a remote server, then installs and executes the files.

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Technical Details

Trojan-Downloader:W32/ConHook.APX captures keywords from searches and creates relevant popup windows and ads.It may attempt to use its outbound connections to download additional malicious programs, or to send information.ConHook.APX targets Web searches made on the following sites:

  • 7search.com
  • alexa.com
  • alltheweb.com
  • ask.com/
  • bbc.co.uk
  • comcast.net
  • destinationadult.com
  • excite.co.jp
  • findsearch.net
  • gigablast.com
  • goguides.org
  • google
  • hotbot.com
  • infoseek.co.jp
  • instafinder.com
  • jayde.com
  • kanoodle.com
  • lb1.netster.com
  • live.com
  • lycos
  • mamma.com
  • mirago.co.uk
  • mysearch.myway.com
  • mywebsearch.com
  • neon.org.uk
  • netster.com
  • query.nytimes.com
  • recherche.aol.fr
  • reference.com
  • s.teoma.com
  • search.about.com
  • search.aol
  • search.daum.net
  • search.dmoz.org
  • search.earthlink.net
  • search.looksmart.com
  • search.msn
  • search.netscape.com
  • search.netzero.net
  • search.sympatico.msn.ca
  • search.wanadoo.co.uk
  • search.xtramsn.co.nz
  • searchmiracle.com
  • sensis.com.au
  • uk.searchengine.com
  • url.searchuk.com
  • usseek.com
  • vivisimo.com
  • web altavista.com
  • web.ask
  • websearch.com
  • wesearchall.com
  • www.excite.co.jp
  • yahoo

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.ConHook.apx is a component of Virtumonde.Virtumonde (also known as Vundo) is adware that is heavily used to promote "rogue" applications.See the Virtumonde description and the Rogue antispyware description for additional details.

Network Connections

Attempts to connect to:

  • http://65.243.103.56/go/
  • http://65.243.103.60/go/
  • http://65.243.103.62/go/
  • http://89.188.16.10/go/
  • http://89.188.16.16/go/
  • http://24.244.171.110/redirect/[...].php

Registry Modifications

Creates these keys:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\
  • HKCR\CLSID\...\InprocServer32

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