Pages.sys.exe – rootkit SpyEye

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Rootkit Pages.sys.exe is software that enables continued privileged access to a computer while actively hiding its presence.
Detection and removal of Pages.sys.exe may be a very difficult process.
You should use anti-rootkit software to fix the Pages.sys.exe problem.

Malware Analysis of “Pages.sys.exe”
Executed: about.exe
Removed: Pages.sys.exe. Full path: C:\Pages.sys\Pages.sys.exe

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Item Name: 1Z0B1I5EWD8I8U5IQMEWEMJKMSYWWX
Author: Firelight Technologies
Related File: C:\PAGES.SYS\PAGES.SYS.EXE
Type: Registry Run

Removal Results: Success
Number of reboot: 1

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How to quickly detect malware presence?

Registry: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\1Z0B1I5EWD8I8U5IQMEWEMJKMSYWWX
Value: “C:\Pages.sys\Pages.sys.exe”

Folders:
C:\Pages.sys\
Files:
C:\Pages.sys\config.bin
C:\Pages.sys\Pages.sys.exe
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Samples Classification:

Antivirus Version Last Update Result
F-Secure 9.0.16440.0 2011.06.19 Trojan.Generic.KDV.249283
Kaspersky 9.0.0.837 2011.06.19 Trojan-Spy.Win32.SpyEyes.ihv
Microsoft 1.6903 2011.06.13 -
NOD32 6220 2011.06.19 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.OTU

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MD5   : ce59a8f59eea209c457d2d6551d9d1e9
SHA1  : fdd3c3ddaf4cad8012fd651891c81e43be23e947

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Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following registry subkeys and values:

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Keys added:2
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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery
HKCU\Software\Microsoft Windows

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Values added:13
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HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter\EnabledV8: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\PhishingFilter\ShownServiceDownBalloon: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\ClearBrowsingHistoryOnExit: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\GlobalUserOffline: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ProxyHttp1.1: 0×00000001
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnPostRedirect: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnIntranet: 0×00000000
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1409: 0×00000003
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1\1409: 0×00000003
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1409: 0×00000003
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\1409: 0×00000003
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4\1409: 0×00000003
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\1Z0B1I5EWD8I8U5IQMEWEMJKMSYWWX: “C:\Pages.sys\Pages.sys.exe”

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Values modified:28
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(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnPost: 01 00 00 00
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\WarnOnPost: 00 00 00 00
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1\1406: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\1\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\2\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\2\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\3\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\4\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Lockdown_Zones\4\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1609: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\1609: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1\1406: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1\1609: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1\1609: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1609: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1609: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\1609: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3\1609: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4\1406: 0×00000003
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4\1406: 0×00000000
(-) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4\1609: 0×00000001
(+) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4\1609: 0×00000000

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Files added:2
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C:\Pages.sys\config.bin
C:\Pages.sys\Pages.sys.exe

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Files deleted:2
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gi17c3pt.default\cookies.sqlite
C:\sand-box\about_001.exe

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Folders added:1
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C:\Pages.sys

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Total changes:48
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