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Trojan-Dropper:W32/Peed.gen!A

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan-Dropper

Aliases: Trojan-Dropper:W32/Peed.gen!A

Summary


This generic detection identifies malicious files that create a file directory under the temporary folder:

  • %temp%\E_4 (or %temp%\E_N4)

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

Resolve a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive. In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release. If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you can:

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Technical Details


The newly created folder is used to store the following files, which may be dropped by various malware:

  • %temp%\E_4\krnln.fnr
  • %temp%\E_4\dp1.fne

The dropped files may be loaded in other processes to perform malicious activities.

Notes

Some variants may drop an executable files with random name inside a new created folder:

  • %windir%\system32\[folder with random names]

Some variants from this family are observed to have downloading capabilities.