Threat Description

Trojan: W32/DatCrypt


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: W32
Aliases: Trojan:W32/DatCrypt, Gen:Trojan.Heur.mqW@vrF6mAoix, Trojan.Win32.Pincav.nms, Trojan.Xrupter (Symantec) , Generic.dx!jkx trojan (McAfee)


Trojan:W32/DatCrypt drops a DLL file that encrypts files with specific extensions on the system. The DLL then informs the user that the affected files should be decrypted with a certain "utility program", which it also attempts to download and install on the system.A malware that engages in this type of behavior is known as ransomware.


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Technical Details


The DLL file is installed in the system32 folder with a random name. While active, the DLL searches the hard drive for files with the following extensions:

  • ppsm
  • ppsx
  • ppam
  • potm
  • potx
  • pptm
  • pptx
  • xlam
  • xlsb
  • xltm
  • xltx
  • xlsm
  • xlsx
  • dotm
  • dotx
  • docm
  • docx
  • ppt
  • xls
  • doc
  • pst
  • mdb
  • wma
  • mp3
  • png
  • jpeg
  • jpg
  • pdf

Many of these extensions are for Microsoft Office documents; the others are common media formats.Files found are encrypted. The program then displays a message when the user clicks the encrypted file, informing them the file is 'corrupted':


The DLL will display a system notification message related to the supposed file corruption:

When clicked, the message initiates a download of a "utility program" for decrypting the affected files. The download is from


The downloaded utility program is detected as Rogue:W32/DatDoc.


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