Win32/LockScreen [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/LockScreen.AE [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 18432 B
Detection created Jun 23, 2009
Detection database version 4181
Aliases Trojan-Ransom.Win32.SMSer.dl (Kaspersky)
  Ransom!e (McAfee)
  Trojan.Winlock.126 (Dr.Web)
Short description

Win32/LockScreen.AE is a trojan that blocks access to the Windows operating system. To regain access to the operating system the user is asked to send an SMS message to a specified telephone number in exchange for a password. When the correct password is entered the trojan is deactivated. The file is run-time compressed using UPX .

Installation

When executed, the trojan copies itself into the %appdata% folder using one of the following file names:

  • cmrbd.exe
  • dehwl.exe
  • kxyaw.exe
  • miknj.exe
  • qexlo.exe
  • yodxj.exe

In order to be executed on every system start, the trojan sets the following Registry entry:

  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­Software\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "wscc" = "%appdata%\­%filename%.exe"

A string with variable content is used instead of %filename% .

Other information

The trojan displays the following dialog box:

When the correct password is entered the trojan is deactivated.


The trojan disables the following key combinations: ALT + F4 .

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