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Win32/Gaia.A

Aliases:Trojan.Win32.Genome.erfa (Kaspersky), Backdoor:Win32/Ixeshe.B (Microsoft), W32/Spybot trojan (McAfee) 
Type of infiltration:Trojan  
Size:339968 B 
Affected platforms:Microsoft Windows 
Signature database version:4796 (20100122) 

Short description

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

Installation

When executed, the trojan copies itself into the following location:
  • %userprofile%Application DataAdobeacrotry.exe
In order to be executed on system start, the trojan sets the following Registry entry:
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersion
    Run]
    "Adobe Assistant" = "%userprofile%Application
    DataAdobeacrotry.exe"
The trojan may create the following files:
  • %windir%taskstemp.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.