Threat Encyclopedia

TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX

ANALYSIS BY

Kathleen Notario


ALIASES:

Trojan.Win32.FakeAV.rwt

PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:

  • Threat Type:Trojan

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

VSAPI PATTERN File:

7.628.01

VSAPI PATTERN Date:

16 Nov 2010

VSAPI PATTERN Date:

11/16/2010 12:00:00 AM

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Remove malware files dropped/downloaded by TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX

     TROJ_FAKEAV.SMVK

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX

Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 5

Delete this registry value

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Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • Smart Engine = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe /s /d
  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download
    • RunInvalidSignatures = 1
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • UID = 2116
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    • ProxyServer = http=127.0.0.1:25520
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    • DisallowRun = 1
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 0 = msseces.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 1 = MSASCui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 2 = ekrn.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 3 = egui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 4 = avgnt.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 5 = avcenter.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 6 = avscan.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 7 = avgfrw.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 8 = avgui.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 9 = avgtray.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 10 = avgscanx.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 11 = avgcfgex.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 12 = avgemc.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 13 = avgchsvx.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 14 = avgcmgr.exe
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun
    • 15 = avgwdsvc.exe
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe = C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}\SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.exe:*:Enabled:Smart Engine
  • In HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
    • URL = http://findgala.com/?&uid=2116&q={searchTerms}
  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
    • Debugger = svchost.exe

Step 6

Delete this registry key

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Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    • SM{random numbers}_{random numbers}.DocHostUIHandler
  • In HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID
    • {3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0
    • User Agent

Step 7

Delete this registry value

[ Learn More ]

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


  • In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\{Application Key}
    • Debugger = svchost.exe

    Note that {Application Key} refers to the following:

    • AAWTray.exe
    • AVCare.exe
    • AVENGINE.EXE
    • AVWEBGRD.EXE
    • About.exe
    • Ad-Aware.exe
    • AdwarePrj.exe
    • AlphaAV
    • AlphaAV.exe
    • AluSchedulerSvc.exe
    • Anti-Virus Professional.exe
    • AntiVirus_Pro.exe
    • AntispywarXP2009.exe
    • AntivirusPlus
    • AntivirusPlus.exe
    • AntivirusPro_2010.exe
    • AntivirusXP
    • AntivirusXP.exe
    • Arrakis3.exe
    • BDInProcPatch.exe
    • BDMsnScan.exe
    • BDSurvey.exe
    • Cl.exe
    • History.exe
    • IEShow.exe
    • Identity.exe
    • JsRcGen.exe
    • MPFSrv.exe
    • MSASCui.exe
    • MalwareRemoval.exe
    • McSACore.exe
    • MsMpEng.exe
    • OAReg.exe
    • OAcat.exe
    • OAhlp.exe
    • ODSW.exe
    • OcHealthMon.exe
    • PC_Antispyware2010.exe
    • PSANCU.exe
    • PSANHost.exe
    • PSANToManager.exe
    • PSUNMain.exe
    • PavFnSvr.exe
    • PerAvir.exe
    • PsCtrls.exe
    • PsImSvc.exe
    • PskSvc.exe
    • Quick Heal.exe
    • QuickHealCleaner.exe
    • SafetyKeeper.exe
    • Save.exe
    • SaveArmor.exe
    • SaveDefense.exe
    • SaveKeep.exe
    • Secure Veteran.exe
    • Security Center.exe
    • SecurityFighter.exe
    • SoftSafeness.exe
    • TPSrv.exe
    • TrustWarrior.exe
    • VisthAux.exe
    • VisthLic.exe
    • VisthUpd.exe
    • W3asbas.exe
    • WebProxy.exe
    • WinSSUI.exe
    • _avp32.exe
    • _avpcc.exe
    • _avpm.exe
    • a.exe
    • aAvgApi.exe
    • ackwin32.exe
    • adaware.exe
    • advxdwin.exe
    • agent.exe
    • agentsvr.exe
    • agentw.exe
    • alertsvc.exe
    • alevir.exe
    • alogserv.exe
    • amon9x.exe
    • anti-trojan.exe
    • antivirus.exe
    • antivirusxppro2009.exe
    • ants.exe
    • apimonitor.exe
    • aplica32.exe
    • apvxdwin.exe
    • arr.exe
    • ashAvast.exe
    • ashBug.exe
    • ashChest.exe
    • ashCnsnt.exe
    • ashDisp.exe
    • ashLogV.exe
    • ashMaiSv.exe
    • ashPopWz.exe
    • ashQuick.exe
    • ashServ.exe
    • ashSimp2.exe
    • ashSimpl.exe
    • ashSkPcc.exe
    • ashSkPck.exe
    • ashUpd.exe
    • ashWebSv.exe
    • aswChLic.exe
    • aswRegSvr.exe
    • aswRunDll.exe
    • aswUpdSv.exe
    • atcon.exe
    • atguard.exe
    • atro55en.exe
    • atupdater.exe
    • atwatch.exe
    • au.exe
    • aupdate.exe
    • auto-protect.nav80try.exe
    • autodown.exe
    • autotrace.exe
    • autoupdate.exe
    • av360.exe
    • avadmin.exe
    • avcenter.exe
    • avciman.exe
    • avconfig.exe
    • avconsol.exe
    • ave32.exe
    • avgcc32.exe
    • avgchk.exe
    • avgcmgr.exe
    • avgcsrvx.exe
    • avgctrl.exe
    • avgdumpx.exeii
    • avgemc.exei
    • avgiproxy.exe
    • avgnsx.exe
    • avgnt.exe
    • avgrsx.exe
    • avgscanx.exe
    • avgserv.exe
    • avgserv9.exe
    • avgsrmax.exe
    • avgtray.exe
    • avgui.exe
    • avgupd.exe
    • avgw.exe
    • avgwdsvc.exe
    • avkpop.exe
    • avkserv.exe
    • avkservice.exe
    • avkwctl9.exe
    • avltmain.exe
    • avmailc.exe
    • avmcdlg.exe
    • avnotify.exe
    • avnt.exe
    • avp32.exe
    • avpcc.exe
    • avpdos32.exe
    • avpm.exe
    • avptc32.exe
    • avpupd.exe
    • avsched32.exe
    • avsynmgr.exe
    • avupgsvc.exe
    • avwin.exe
    • avwin95.exe
    • avwinnt.exe
    • avwsc.exe
    • avwupd.exe
    • avwupd32.exe
    • avwupsrv.exe
    • avxmonitor9x.exe
    • avxmonitornt.exe
    • avxquar.exe
    • b.exe
    • backweb.exe
    • bargains.exe
    • bd_professional.exe
    • bdagent.exe
    • bdfvcl.exe
    • bdfvwiz.exe
    • bdmcon.exe
    • bdreinit.exe
    • bdsubwiz.exe
    • bdtkexec.exe
    • bdwizreg.exe
    • beagle.exe
    • belt.exe
    • bidef.exe
    • bidserver.exe
    • bipcp.exe
    • bipcpevalsetup.exe
    • bisp.exe
    • blackd.exe
    • blackice.exe
    • blink.exe
    • blss.exe
    • bootconf.exe
    • bootwarn.exe
    • borg2.exe
    • bpc.exe
    • brasil.exe
    • brastk.exe
    • brw.exe
    • bs120.exe
    • bspatch.exe
    • bundle.exe
    • bvt.exe
    • c.exe
    • cavscan.exe
    • ccSvcHst.exe
    • ccapp.exe
    • ccevtmgr.exe
    • ccpxysvc.exe
    • cdp.exe
    • cfd.exe
    • cfgwiz.exe
    • cfiadmin.exe
    • cfiaudit.exe
    • cfinet.exe
    • cfinet32.exe
    • cfp.exe
    • cfpconfg.exe
    • cfplogvw.exe
    • cfpupdat.exe
    • claw95.exe
    • claw95cf.exe
    • clean.exe
    • cleanIELow.exe
    • cleaner.exe
    • cleaner3.exe
    • cleanpc.exe
    • click.exe
    • cmd32.exe
    • cmdagent.exe
    • cmesys.exe
    • cmgrdian.exe
    • cmon016.exe
    • connectionmonitor.exe
    • control
    • cpd.exe
    • cpf9x206.exe
    • cpfnt206.exe
    • crashrep.exe
    • csc.exe
    • cssconfg.exe
    • cssupdat.exe
    • cssurf.exe
    • ctrl.exe
    • cv.exe
    • cwnb181.exe
    • cwntdwmo.exe
    • d.exe
    • datemanager.exe
    • dcomx.exe
    • defalert.exe
    • defscangui.exe
    • defwatch.exe
    • deloeminfs.exe
    • deputy.exe
    • divx.exe
    • dllcache.exe
    • dllreg.exe
    • doors.exe
    • dop.exe
    • dpf.exe
    • dpfsetup.exe
    • dpps2.exe
    • driverctrl.exe
    • drwatson.exe
    • drweb32.exe
    • drwebupw.exe
    • dssagent.exe
    • dvp95.exe
    • dvp95_0.exe
    • ecengine.exe
    • efpeadm.exe
    • egui.exe
    • ekrn.exe
    • emsw.exe
    • ent.exe
    • esafe.exe
    • escanhnt.exe
    • escanv95.exe
    • espwatch.exe
    • ethereal.exe
    • etrustcipe.exe
    • evpn.exe
    • exantivirus-cnet.exe
    • exe.avxw.exe
    • expert.exe
    • explore.exe
    • f-agnt95.exe
    • f-prot.exe
    • f-prot95.exe
    • f-stopw.exe
    • fact.exe
    • fameh32.exe
    • fast.exe
    • fch32.exe
    • fih32.exe
    • findviru.exe
    • firewall.exe
    • fixcfg.exe
    • fixfp.exe
    • fnrb32.exe
    • fp-win.exe
    • fp-win_trial.exe
    • fprot.exe
    • frmwrk32.exe
    • frw.exe
    • fsaa.exe
    • fsav.exe
    • fsav32.exe
    • fsav530stbyb.exe
    • fsav530wtbyb.exe
    • fsav95.exe
    • fsgk32.exe
    • fsm32.exe
    • fsma32.exe
    • fsmb32.exe
    • gator.exe
    • gav.exe
    • gbmenu.exe
    • gbn976rl.exe
    • gbpoll.exe
    • generics.exe
    • gmt.exe
    • guard.exe
    • guarddog.exe
    • guardgui.exe
    • hacktracersetup.exe
    • hbinst.exe
    • hbsrv.exe
    • homeav2010.exe
    • hotactio.exe
    • hotpatch.exe
    • htlog.exe
    • htpatch.exe
    • hwpe.exe
    • hxdl.exe
    • hxiul.exe
    • iamapp.exe
    • iamserv.exe
    • iamstats.exe
    • ibmasn.exe
    • ibmavsp.exe
    • icload95.exe
    • icloadnt.exe
    • icmon.exe
    • icsupp95.exe
    • icsuppnt.exe
    • idle.exe
    • iedll.exe
    • iedriver.exe
    • iface.exe
    • ifw2000.exe
    • inetlnfo.exe
    • infus.exe
    • infwin.exe
    • init.exe
    • init32.exe
    • install.exe
    • install[1].exe
    • install[2].exe
    • install[3].exe
    • install[4].exe
    • install[5].exe
    • intdel.exe
    • intren.exe
    • iomon98.exe
    • istsvc.exe
    • jammer.exe
    • jdbgmrg.exe
    • jedi.exe
    • kavlite40eng.exe
    • kavpers40eng.exe
    • kavpf.exe
    • kazza.exe
    • keenvalue.exe
    • kerio-pf-213-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrl-421-en-win.exe
    • kerio-wrp-421-en-win.exe
    • killprocesssetup161.exe
    • ldnetmon.exe
    • ldpro.exe
    • ldpromenu.exe
    • ldscan.exe
    • licmgr.exe
    • livesrv.exe
    • lnetinfo.exe
    • loader.exe
    • localnet.exe
    • lockdown.exe
    • lockdown2000.exe
    • lookout.exe
    • lordpe.exe
    • lsetup.exe
    • luall.exe
    • luau.exe
    • lucomserver.exe
    • luinit.exe
    • luspt.exe
    • mapisvc32.exe
    • mcagent.exe
    • mcmnhdlr.exe
    • mcmscsvc.exe
    • mcnasvc.exe
    • mcproxy.exe
    • mcshell.exe
    • mcshield.exe
    • mcsysmon.exe
    • mctool.exe
    • mcupdate.exe
    • mcvsrte.exe
    • mcvsshld.exe
    • md.exe
    • mfin32.exe
    • mfw2en.exe
    • mfweng3.02d30.exe
    • mgavrtcl.exe
    • mgavrte.exe
    • mghtml.exe
    • mgui.exe
    • minilog.exe
    • mmod.exe
    • monitor.exe
    • moolive.exe
    • mostat.exe
    • mpfagent.exe
    • mpfservice.exe
    • mpftray.exe
    • mrflux.exe
    • mrt.exe
    • msa.exe
    • msapp.exe
    • msbb.exe
    • msblast.exe
    • mscache.exe
    • msccn32.exe
    • mscman.exe
    • msconfig
    • msdm.exe
    • msdos.exe
    • msfwsvc.exe
    • msiexec16.exe
    • mslaugh.exe
    • msmgt.exe
    • msmsgri32.exe
    • msseces.exe
    • mssmmc32.exe
    • mssys.exe
    • msvxd.exe
    • mu0311ad.exe
    • mwatch.exe
    • n32scanw.exe
    • nav.exe
    • navap.navapsvc.exe
    • navapsvc.exe
    • navapw32.exe
    • navdx.exe
    • navlu32.exe
    • navnt.exe
    • navstub.exe
    • navw32.exe
    • navwnt.exe
    • nc2000.exe
    • ncinst4.exe
    • ndd32.exe
    • neomonitor.exe
    • neowatchlog.exe
    • netarmor.exe
    • netd32.exe
    • netinfo.exe
    • netmon.exe
    • netscanpro.exe
    • netspyhunter-1.2.exe
    • netutils.exe
    • nisserv.exe
    • nisum.exe
    • nmain.exe
    • nod32.exe
    • normist.exe
    • norton_internet_secu_3.0_407.exe
    • notstart.exe
    • npf40_tw_98_nt_me_2k.exe
    • npfmessenger.exe
    • nprotect.exe
    • npscheck.exe
    • npssvc.exe
    • nsched32.exe
    • nssys32.exe
    • nstask32.exe
    • nsupdate.exe
    • nt.exe
    • ntrtscan.exe
    • ntvdm.exe
    • ntxconfig.exe
    • nui.exe
    • nupgrade.exe
    • nvarch16.exe
    • nvc95.exe
    • nvsvc32.exe
    • nwinst4.exe
    • nwservice.exe
    • nwtool16.exe
    • oasrv.exe
    • oaui.exe
    • oaview.exe
    • ollydbg.exe
    • onsrvr.exe
    • optimize.exe
    • ostronet.exe
    • otfix.exe
    • outpost.exe
    • outpostinstall.exe
    • outpostproinstall.exe
    • ozn695m5.exe
    • padmin.exe
    • panixk.exe
    • patch.exe
    • pav.exe
    • pavcl.exe
    • pavproxy.exe
    • pavprsrv.exe
    • pavsched.exe
    • pavsrv51.exe
    • pavw.exe
    • pc.exe
    • pccwin98.exe
    • pcfwallicon.exe
    • pcip10117_0.exe
    • pcscan.exe
    • pctsAuxs.exe
    • pctsGui.exe
    • pctsSvc.exe
    • pctsTray.exe
    • pdfndr.exe
    • pdsetup.exe
    • periscope.exe
    • persfw.exe
    • personalguard
    • personalguard.exe
    • perswf.exe
    • pf2.exe
    • pfwadmin.exe
    • pgmonitr.exe
    • pingscan.exe
    • platin.exe
    • pop3trap.exe
    • poproxy.exe
    • popscan.exe
    • portdetective.exe
    • portmonitor.exe
    • powerscan.exe
    • ppinupdt.exe
    • pptbc.exe
    • ppvstop.exe
    • prizesurfer.exe
    • prmt.exe
    • prmvr.exe
    • procdump.exe
    • processmonitor.exe
    • procexplorerv1.0.exe
    • programauditor.exe
    • proport.exe
    • protector.exe
    • protectx.exe
    • pspf.exe
    • purge.exe
    • qconsole.exe
    • qh.exe
    • qserver.exe
    • rapapp.exe
    • rav7.exe
    • rav7win.exe
    • rav8win32eng.exe
    • ray.exe
    • rb32.exe
    • rcsync.exe
    • realmon.exe
    • reged.exe
    • regedt32.exe
    • rescue.exe
    • rescue32.exe
    • rrguard.exe
    • rscdwld.exe
    • rshell.exe
    • rtvscan.exe
    • rtvscn95.exe
    • rulaunch.exe
    • rwg
    • rwg.exei
    • safeweb.exe
    • sahagent.exe
    • savenow.exe
    • sbserv.exe
    • sc.exe
    • scam32.exe
    • scan32.exe
    • scan95.exe
    • scanpm.exe
    • scrscan.exe
    • seccenter.exe
    • secureveteran.exe
    • securitysoldier.exe
    • serv95.exe
    • setloadorder.exe
    • setup_flowprotector_us.exe
    • setupvameeval.exe
    • sgssfw32.exe
    • sh.exe
    • shellspyinstall.exe
    • shield.exe
    • shn.exe
    • showbehind.exe
    • signcheck.exe
    • smart.exe
    • smartprotector.exe
    • smc.exe
    • smrtdefp.exe
    • sms.exe
    • smss32.exe
    • snetcfg.exe
    • soap.exe
    • sofi.exe
    • sperm.exe
    • spf.exe
    • sphinx.exe
    • spoler.exe
    • spoolcv.exe
    • spoolsv32.exe
    • spywarexpguard.exe
    • spyxx.exe
    • srexe.exe
    • srng.exe
    • ss3edit.exe
    • ssg_4104.exe
    • ssgrate.exe
    • st2.exe
    • start.exe
    • stcloader.exe
    • supftrl.exe
    • support.exe
    • supporter5.exe
    • svc.exe
    • svchostc.exe
    • svchosts.exe
    • svshost.exe
    • sweep95.exe
    • sweepnet.sweepsrv.sys.swnetsup.exe
    • symlcsvc.exe
    • symproxysvc.exe
    • symtray.exe
    • system.exe
    • system32.exe
    • sysupd.exe
    • tapinstall.exe
    • taskmgr.exe
    • taumon.exe
    • tbscan.exe
    • tc.exe
    • tca.exe
    • tcm.exe
    • tds-3.exe
    • tds2-98.exe
    • tds2-nt.exe
    • teekids.exe
    • tfak.exe
    • tfak5.exe
    • tgbob.exe
    • titanin.exe
    • titaninxp.exe
    • trickler.exe
    • trjscan.exe
    • trjsetup.exe
    • trojantrap3.exe
    • tsadbot.exe
    • tsc.exe
    • tvmd.exe
    • tvtmd.exe
    • uiscan.exe
    • undoboot.exe
    • updat.exe
    • upgrad.exe
    • upgrepl.exe
    • utpost.exe
    • vbcmserv.exe
    • vbcons.exe
    • vbust.exe
    • vbwin9x.exe
    • vbwinntw.exe
    • vcsetup.exe
    • vet32.exe
    • vet95.exe
    • vettray.exe
    • vfsetup.exe
    • vir-help.exe
    • virusmdpersonalfirewall.exe
    • vnlan300.exe
    • vnpc3000.exe
    • vpc32.exe
    • vpc42.exe
    • vpfw30s.exe
    • vptray.exe
    • vscan40.exe
    • vscenu6.02d30.exe
    • vsched.exe
    • vsecomr.exe
    • vshwin32.exe
    • vsisetup.exe
    • vsmain.exe
    • vsmon.exe
    • vsserv.exe
    • vsstat.exe
    • vswin9xe.exe
    • vswinntse.exe
    • vswinperse.exe
    • w32dsm89.exe
    • w9x.exe
    • watchdog.exe
    • webdav.exe
    • webscanx.exe
    • webtrap.exe
    • wfindv32.exe
    • whoswatchingme.exe
    • wimmun32.exe
    • win-bugsfix.exe
    • win32.exe
    • win32us.exe
    • winactive.exe
    • winav.exe
    • windll32.exe
    • window.exe
    • windows Police Pro.exe
    • windows.exe
    • wininetd.exe
    • wininitx.exe
    • winlogin.exe
    • winmain.exe
    • winppr32.exe
    • winrecon.exe
    • winservn.exe
    • winss.exe
    • winssk32.exe
    • winssnotify.exe
    • winstart.exe
    • winstart001.exe
    • wintsk32.exe
    • winupdate.exe
    • wkufind.exe
    • wnad.exe
    • wnt.exe
    • wradmin.exe
    • wrctrl.exe
    • wsbgate.exe
    • wscfxas.exe
    • wscfxav.exe
    • wscfxfw.exe
    • wsctool.exe
    • wupdater.exe
    • wupdt.exe
    • wyvernworksfirewall.exe
    • xp_antispyware.exe
    • xpdeluxe.exe
    • xpf202en.exe
    • zapro.exe
    • zapsetup3001.exe
    • zatutor.exe
    • zonalm2601.exe
    • zonealarm.exe
    • ~1.exe
    • ~2.exe

Step 8

Remove these strings added by the malware/grayware/spyware in the HOSTS file

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    74.125.45.100 4-open-davinci.com
    74.125.45.100 securitysoftwarepayments.com
    74.125.45.100 privatesecuredpayments.com
    74.125.45.100 secure.privatesecuredpayments.com
    74.125.45.100 getantivirusplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 secure-plus-payments.com
    74.125.45.100 www.getantivirusplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 www.secure-plus-payments.com
    74.125.45.100 www.getavplusnow.com
    74.125.45.100 safebrowsing-cache.google.com
    74.125.45.100 urs.microsoft.com
    74.125.45.100 www.securesoftwarebill.com
    74.125.45.100 secure.paysecuresystem.com
    74.125.45.100 paysoftbillsolution.com
    74.125.45.100 protected.maxisoftwaremart.com
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com
    64.46.38.209 google.com
    64.46.38.209 google.com.au
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com.au
    64.46.38.209 google.be
    64.46.38.209 www.google.be
    64.46.38.209 google.com.br
    64.46.38.209 www.google.com.br
    64.46.38.209 google.ca
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ca
    64.46.38.209 google.ch
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ch
    64.46.38.209 google.de
    64.46.38.209 www.google.de
    64.46.38.209 google.dk
    64.46.38.209 www.google.dk
    64.46.38.209 google.fr
    64.46.38.209 www.google.fr
    64.46.38.209 google.ie
    64.46.38.209 www.google.ie
    64.46.38.209 google.it
    64.46.38.209 www.google.it
    64.46.38.209 google.co.jp
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.jp
    64.46.38.209 google.nl
    64.46.38.209 www.google.nl
    64.46.38.209 google.no
    64.46.38.209 www.google.no
    64.46.38.209 google.co.nz
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.nz
    64.46.38.209 google.pl
    64.46.38.209 www.google.pl
    64.46.38.209 google.se
    64.46.38.209 www.google.se
    64.46.38.209 google.co.uk
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.uk
    64.46.38.209 google.co.za
    64.46.38.209 www.google.co.za
    64.46.38.209 www.google-analytics.com
    64.46.38.209 www.bing.com
    64.46.38.209 search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 www.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 uk.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 ca.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 de.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 fr.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 au.search.yahoo.com
    64.46.38.209 www.youtube.com
"

Step 9

Search and delete these folders

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden folders in the search result.
%Application Data%\Smart Engine
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\{random characters}

Step 10

Search and delete this file

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There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
%Application Data%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Smart Engine.lnk
%Desktop%\Smart Engine.lnk
%Start Menu%\Smart Engine.lnk
%Start Menu%\Programs\Smart Engine.lnk

Step 11

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TROJ_FAKEAV.GXX. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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