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TrojanDownloader:Win32/Pluzoks.A


TrojanDownloader:Win32/Pluzoks.A is a trojan that silently downloads and installs other programs without consent. This could include the installation of additional malware or malware components to 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

TrojanDownloader:Win32/Pluzoks.A is a trojan that silently downloads and installs other programs without consent. This could include the installation of additional malware or malware components to an affected computer.
Installation
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Pluzoks.A modifies the following registry entries to ensure that its copy executes at each Windows start:

Adds value: "ozplusv3"
With data: "<malware file>.exe"
To subkey: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\run

The malware creates the following files on an affected computer:

  • %windir%\temp\ozplus_conifg.ini
  • <current folder>\ozplus_conifg.ini
Payload
Contacts remote host
TrojanDownloader:Win32/Pluzoks.A may contact a remote host at www.ozplus.kr using port 80. 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 fa33104ddcb64f908f29b870c9b75bee9514ad0a.

Symptoms

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

  • The presence of the following files:

  • %windir%\temp\ozplus_conifg.ini
    <current folder>\ozplus_conifg.ini

  • The presence of the following registry modifications:
  • Adds value: "ozplusv3"
    With data: "<malware file>.exe"
    To subkey: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.113.1674.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.185.3495.0 and higher
First detected on: Oct 14, 2011
This entry was first published on: Oct 20, 2011
This entry was updated on: Oct 26, 2011

This threat is also detected as:
  • Downloader.a!oo (McAfee)
  • TROJ_DLDR.VK (Trend Micro)