ZABERG.EXE – backdoor Ruskill

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Malware Analysis of “ZABERG.EXE”
Executed: ahla.exe
Removed: zaberg.exe. Full path: %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe

Detected by RegRun Warrior:

1. RegRun Reanimator:

Item Name: shell
Author: Unknown
Related File: explorer.exe,%RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe
Type: User Shell

Item Name: taskman
Related File: %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe
Type: Winlogon System

Item Name: zaber0
Related File: %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe
Type: Registry Run

Item Name: Microsoft Driver Setup
Author: Unknown
Related File: %WinDir%\AADRIVE32.EXE
Type: Explorer Run

Item Name: Cxzqzs
Author: Unknown
Type: Registry Run

2. Multi AntiVirus scan:

- none -

Removal Results: Success
Number of reboot: 1

ZABERG.EXE is known as:

Backdoor.Ruskill, BackDoor.IRC.Bot, Trojan.Lethic


  • MD5: cfb1df16f43144aed152cec7ace97c80
  • SHA1: c8c1cca32ecfcb1521adc1a168c97921d3658fb1
How to quickly detect ZABERG.EXE presence? 

  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run\Microsoft Driver Setup: “%WinDir%\aadrive32.exe”
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Microsoft Driver Setup: “%WinDir%\aadrive32.exe”
  • HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Taskman: “%RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe”
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Cxzqzs: “%Appdata%\Cxzqzs.exe”
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\zaber0: “%RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe”
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell: “explorer.exe,%RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe”
  • %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830
  • %Appdata%\1.tmp
  • %Appdata%\2.tmp
  • %Appdata%\3.tmp
  • %Appdata%\Cxzqzs.exe
  • %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\Desktop.ini
  • %RECYCLE%R\S-1-5-21-0243556031-888888379-781863308-1830\zaberg.exe
  • %WinDir%\aadrive32.exe

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