Win32/Gaia [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Gaia.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 339968 B
Aliases Trojan.Win32.Genome.erfa (Kaspersky)
  Backdoor:Win32/Ixeshe.B (Microsoft)
  W32/Spybot.trojan (McAfee)
Short description

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


When executed, the trojan copies itself into the following location:

  • %userprofile%\­Application Data\­Adobe\­acrotry.exe

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

  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­Software\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "Adobe Assistant" = "%userprofile%\­Application Data\­Adobe\­acrotry.exe"

The trojan may create the following files:

  • %windir%\­tasks\­temp.gif
Other information

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

The trojan contains a list of (1) URLs. The HTTP protocol is used.

It can execute the following operations:

  • run executable files
  • terminate running processes
  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • send files to a remote computer
  • send the list of disk devices and their type to a remote computer

The trojan collects the following information:

  • list of running processes
  • computer name

The trojan can send the information to a remote machine.

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