Win32/Ponfoy [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Ponfoy.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 17408 B
Detection created Sep 30, 2011
Detection database version 10955
Aliases Backdoor:Win32/Ponfoy.A (Microsoft)
Short description

The trojan serves as a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.

Installation

When executed, the trojan copies itself into the %temp% folder using the following name:

  • WinUpt.exe

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

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\­Software\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "WinUpt" = "%temp%\­WinUpt.exe"
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­Software\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "WinUpt" = "%temp%\­WinUpt.exe"
Information stealing

The trojan collects the following information:

  • computer name
  • information about the operating system and system settings

The trojan attempts to send gathered information to a remote machine.

Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.


The trojan contains an URL address. The HTTP protocol is used.


It can execute the following operations:

  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • run executable files
  • update itself to a newer version
  • open a specific URL address
  • send gathered information

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