Trojan:W32/DNSChanger.ARNF

Classification

Malware

Trojan

W32

Trojan:W32/DNSChanger.ARNF, Trojan:W32/DNSChanger.ARNF, Worm.Win32.AutoRun.udt, TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen (Avira), Trojan:​Win32/Alureon.gen!J (Microsoft)

Summary

A trojan, or trojan horse, is a seemingly legitimate program which secretly performs other, usually malicious, functions. The program is often started by the user, and it does not usually replicate.

Removal

Automatic action

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Technical Details

This malicious software is dropped onto the system by Trojan-Dropper:W32/Agent.FLN. It is used to change the DNS settings on a system so that information such as passwords and credit card details can be retrieved.

Installation

During installation, this malware creates the following files:

  • c:\autorun.inf - contains the autostart routine for c:\resycled\boot.com
  • c:\resycled\boot.com - detected as Trojan:W32/DNSChanger.ARNF

It also creates this directory:

  • c:\resycled

Execution

Once installed, this malware attempts to connect to a website via HTTP POST:

  • https://94.247.2.104/[...]/generator

It is capable of changing the DNS settings in the machine to:

  • 85.255.115.237
  • 85.255.112.201.

Registry Modifications

Sets these values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Windows\ControlActiveService = Spooler
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\msqpdxvxmsqpdxrun = dword:00000047msqpdxpff =msqpdxaff =msqpdxinfo =msqpdxid = "rfx ||fcegeea "msqpdxsrv = dword:6802f719
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\msqpdxvxmsqpdxrun = dword:00000047msqpdxpff =msqpdxaff =msqpdxinfo =msqpdxid = "rfx ||fcegeea "msqpdxsrv = dword:6802f719

Creates these keys:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\msqpdxvx
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\msqpdxvx