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Trojan:Win32/Ceatrg.A


Trojan:Win32/Ceatrg.A is a malicious program that is unable to spread of its own accord. It may perform a number of actions of an attacker's choice on an affected computer.


What to do now

To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following: For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.

Threat behavior

Trojan:Win32/Ceatrg.A is a malicious program that is unable to spread of its own accord. It may perform a number of actions of an attacker's choice on an affected computer.
Installation
When executed, Trojan:Win32/Ceatrg.A copies itself to the following locations:

  • c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\adobeart.exe
  • c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\microsoft\winnt.tmp

The malware modifies the following registry entries to ensure that its copy executes at each Windows start:

Adds value: "AdobeART"
With data: "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\adobeart.exe"
To subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Payload
Contacts remote host
Trojan:Win32/Ceatrg.A may contact a remote host at yz.hdddos.com using port 1338. Commonly, malware may contact a remote host for the following purposes:
  • To report a new infection to its author
  • To receive configuration or other data
  • To download and execute arbitrary files (including updates or additional malware)
  • To receive instruction from a remote attacker
  • To upload data taken from the affected computer

This malware description was produced and published using our automated analysis system's examination of file SHA1 82b772457f46b4bc25fe8f518877c8571f52e39f.

Symptoms

System changes
The following system changes may indicate the presence of this malware:

  • The presence of the following files:

  • c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\adobeart.exe
    c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\microsoft\winnt.tmp

  • The presence of the following registry modifications:
  • Adds value: "AdobeART"
    With data: "c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\adobeart.exe"
    To subkey: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.137.1152.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.187.44.0 and higher
First detected on: Oct 05, 2012
This entry was first published on: Oct 08, 2012
This entry was updated on: Oct 15, 2012

This threat is also detected as:
  • Suspicious.MH690 (Symantec)