Win32/AutoRun.VB.AXP [Threat Name] go to Threat
Win32/AutoRun.VB.AXP [Threat Variant Name]
|Signature database version||7309 (Jul 18, 2012)|
Win32/AutoRun.VB.AXP is a worm that spreads via removable media. The file is run-time compressed using FSG .
When executed, the worm copies itself into the following location:
In order to be executed on every system start, the worm sets the following Registry entry:
- "Explorer" = "%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\explorer.exe Set"
The worm creates the following file:
- %temp%\%originalmalwarefilename%.exe (1089536 B, Win32/Statik)
The file is then executed.
Spreading on removable media
Win32/AutoRun.VB.AXP is a worm that spreads via removable media.
The worm copies itself into the root folders of removable drives using the following names:
The following file is dropped in the same folder:
The AUTORUN.INF file contains the path to the malware executable.
Thus, the worm ensures it is started each time infected media is inserted into the computer.
The worm acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.
The worm contains an URL address. The HTTP protocol is used.
It may perform the following actions:
- show/hide application windows
- uninstall itself
The worm may set the following Registry entries:
- [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
- "Start Page" = "%variable%"
- "(Default)" = ""