Win32/PSW.FakeSkype [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/PSW.FakeSkype.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan
Size 706560 B
Detection created Feb 14, 2012
Detection database version 6882
Aliases Hoax.Win32.ArchSMS.mfyk (Kaspersky)
  PWS:Win32/Sypak.A (Microsoft)
  TR/PSW.Sypak.A.1.A (Avira)
Short description

Win32/PSW.FakeSkype.A is a trojan that installs MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype.A malware.


When executed the trojan drops in folder %appdata%\Skype\ the following file:

  • Skype.exe (296960 B, Win32/PSW.FakeSkype.A)

The file is then executed.

The trojan moves the following files (source, destination):

  • %programfiles%\­Skype\­Phone\­Skype.exe, %programfiles%\­Skype\­Phone\­Skype.exe.bak

The trojan creates the following file:

  • %programfiles%\­Skype\­Phone\­Skype.exe (129024 B, MSIL/PSW.FakeSkype.A)

After the installation is complete, the trojan deletes the original executable file.

Other information

Trojan requires the Skype to run.

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