Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A is a worm with potential Trojan functions. As such, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A can copy itself to other computers through removable drives and may exploit network-shared resources for similar purposes. Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A will also ignore the PC firewall to contact remote attackers, and may download and execute malicious files, transmit sensitive information to anonymous individuals or disable security functions and programs. Removing Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A is an extremely high priority task, since Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A’s threat rating is generally considered severe and the potential harm Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A can do is significant.
Doing Your Part to Halt the Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A Threat
Like most worms, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A will spread itself to new computers through removable drives. This is done by Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A creating hidden copies of itself along with Autorun files that cause Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A to execute whenever the drive is accessed by a new PC. As long as you’re careful about network security and removable drives, your PC will be fairly safe from Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A infection.
In addition to making copies in base drive locations, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A copies itself to a subdirectory of the Documents and Settings folder as a fake ‘winlogon.exe’ file. Since this file name is naturally visible part of the Windows environment, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A can be difficult to detect as a running process.
Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A creates Registry additions that slip this worm’s execution into the normal Windows startup routine.
The Risks of Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A Infection
Any infection by Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A carries with it certain inherent risks, such as the following:
- Through other Registry changes, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A will create an exception for itself in your firewall. This allows Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A to contact outside parties without your consent, using up resources and creating a path for both inbound and outbound data.
- Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A may transfer personal information like passwords and online bank account data to anonymous parties. This can result in your accounts being compromised, fraudulent charges being made or your identity being stolen.
- In addition to Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A’s worm functions, Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A may execute Trojan functions that allow Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A to download and install malicious files. This can create an increasingly threatening situation for your computer as Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A adds other malware onto your system over time.
- Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A may repeat infection of your PC to the criminal behind the worm immediately after gaining access to the system. This allows the criminal to attack your PC easily without having to go looking for a potential victim.
Despite the seriousness of Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A’s threat, it’s been verified that you can delete Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A by using standard techniques for malware removal. A reboot into Safe Mode should prevent Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A from launching itself, and thereafter you can easily scan your computer and remove Worm:Win32/Ainslot.A automatically.
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File System Modifications
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- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %WINDIR%\ system32\ config\ systemprofile\ AppData\ Roaming\ Java.exe 340 2 %TEMP%\ 362364\ svhost.exe 258 3 %APPDATA%\ Tuneupcrack.exe 148 4 %APPDATA%\ jadi.exe 115 5 %APPDATA%\ wass.exe 115 6 %APPDATA%\ Windows\ server.exe 103 7 %APPDATA%\ Windows\ FacebookTool.exe 98 8 %APPDATA%\ k.exe 98 9 %APPDATA%\ 8XX24-03-2012.exe 87 10 %APPDATA%\ sys64\ winlogin.exe 70
Posted: April 5, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 5/10
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