Removed: C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe (trojan Palevo)

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Malware: photos.exe

Removed: C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe

Detected by UnHackMe:

Item Name: UserInit
Author: Unknown
Related File: C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe
Type: UserInit Value

Item Name: redfil.exe
Type: Detected using Heuristic Algorithm

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Removal Results: Success
Number of reboot: 1

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Registry: HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit
Value: “C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe”

Files: C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe

Antivirus Version Last Update Result
F-Secure 9.0.15370.0 2010.06.22 Gen:Variant.Palevo.2
Kaspersky 2010.06.22 -
Microsoft 1.5902 2010.06.22 -
NOD32 5216 2010.06.21 -

Additional information
File size: 180224 bytes
MD5 : 1a288e388b67caadff739bc91eb4876f
SHA1 : 266f12dea4bf2e7da7dc90529d8bda5e026cda99
SHA256: a10d00fdbbf3e6a50deeee91b21d22f91c9071d0febe83b5f36aee1b2cb95f06
When the program is executed, it creates the following registry subkeys and values:

Values added:1
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\c:\sand-box\photos.exe: “c:\sand-box\photos.exe:*:Enabled:Userinit”

Values modified:1
(-) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit: “C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,”
(+) HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit: “C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe,C:\WINDOWS\redfil.exe”

Files added:1

Total changes:3

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