Worm:W32/Agent.T

Classification

Malware

Worm

W32

Trojan.Downloader-1419, Trojan.Downloader.Agent.ASH, W32/Generic.m

Summary

Worm:W32/Agent.T drops several copies of itself onto the system and downloads other additional malware from the Internet.

Automatic action

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Technical Details

Execution

Upon execution, Agent.T drops the following files:

  • %windir%\yqqty.exe - A copy of itself.

It modifies the following autostart registry entry to enable its automatic execution every system boot-up:

  • [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] Userinit=%windir%\system32\userinit.exe,%windir%\yqqty.exe

Note: The default value is Userinit=%windir%\system32\userinit.exe

It may drop a copy of itself to several drives. The Autorun.inf file, which is a configuration file used to automatically execute the malware when a directory or drive is being opened, is also dropped together with the main executable file.

Activity

Agent.T downloads the following files from the Internet:

  • https://www.sinavip.net/A[REMOVED].asp
  • https://www.sinavip.net/L[REMOVED].txt

It then saves the files to the Windows directory using the following filenames:

  • listsas.txt
  • saslogww.txt

One of the text files contains the following download sites:

  • https://www.aame.cn/k[REMOVED].rar
  • https://www.aame.cn/c[REMOVED].rar

The downloaded files are also trojan-downloaders that are now detected as Trojan-Downloader:W32/Small.EJW and Trojan-Downloader:W32/Small.ELM.