Worm:OSX/Tored.A is a worm that propagates through infected emails and is capable of functioning as a backdoor and keylogger.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
The Tored worm is compiled using RealBasic and has functions pertaining to glink terminal emulator.
Tored.A distributes copies of itself in infected emails. The emails have the following characteristics:
The "Subject" text is:
The "From" field is:
The body text can be any of the following:
Once executed, the worm copies itself to the startup items folder to ensure that it executes automatically at each system startup.
The worm also checks for the any virtual volumes connected on the infected machine.
On execution, Tored.A listens to TCP port 9999.
If it is able to make a remote connection, it can then perform the following actions:
Once connected, Tored.A can also forward system information to the malware author(s), such as:
Tored.A also queries the Keychain application and performs the following:
To find email addresses to send the email messages to, Tored.A queries the local Address book and retrieves the following information:
The worm uses its own SMTP engines to send emails to the harvested addresses. To perform its mass mail, the worm connects to the following SMTP servers:
Once it is connected, it sends the following Information:
The "From" field can be any of the following:
The "Subject" text can be any of the following: