FakeVimes

FakeVimes Description

Contrary to its name, FakeVimes is primarily identified as a Trojan infection. FakeVimes is reported to be an extremely high security risk, and Trojans like FakeVimes are able to attack your security settings and applications or download malicious programs onto the computer. The FakeVimes infection is spread in at least two significantly different versions, but regardless of which type you end up with, deleting FakeVimes is a necessity for your computer's health.

FakeVimes is a Deadly Trojan at the Least

Widely-reported dangerous attributes of FakeVimes infections consist of the following hostilities:

  • Deceitful alterations to your Windows registry. After changing the registry, FakeVimes can hide and remain active when Windows starts. If you have access to your Task Manager, you might have a chance to catch FakeVimes by finding the strange memory process.
  • The unauthorized download of likely malicious applications and files. This is a primary trait of all Trojans and makes good timing important when figuring out how to best delete FakeVimes before it can drop too many other infections.
  • As a side effect of downloading files without permission, FakeVimes will also take a swipe at your security settings. This lets you detect FakeVimes a little more easily if you pay attention to your settings, but also has the potential to let in more unwanted hostile programs. In some cases, this may be responsible for assisting in highly-damaging remote attacks.
  • Other potential attacks by FakeVimes include a hijacked browser, crashing security programs and unusual alerts that request that you purchase or install strange software. The latter in particular should be avoided carefully, since such tricks will make your credit card vulnerable to fraudulent charges and also risk damaging your computer even more than it's already enduring.

Finding the Strength to Banish FakeVimes

Confirmed high-level security risks like FakeVimes should be deleted through careful application of anti-malware programs unless you trust your ability to find and delete every possible corrupted file and registry entry. FakeVimes can also be detected through these aliases:

These variations in name depend on the version of the Trojan on the computer as well as on the brand of anti-malware program used to detect and remove FakeVimes. Koobface and FakeAlert-PL versions of FakeVimes are also likely to spread from Russian file sources; a little extra care when dealing such file sources can save you a lot of trouble with FakeVimes later down the road.

Aliases


Trojan.FakeAV.LEO [BitDefender]TROJ_ZBOT.CEXa variant of Win32/Kryptik.GUW [NOD32]Trojan/Generic.zfrtGen:Variant.Barys.905 [BitDefender]Win32.TRATRAPS [eSafe]Win32:Kryptik-HWP [Trj] [Avast]TROJ_GEN.R49C7CDW32/Troj_Generic.AKYYLTrojan.Kryptik!97nVzYd5I8oFakeAlert-FBO!B33E80FC0218 [McAfee]probably a variant of Win32/Agent.PGCLXVTrojan.Win32.Encpk.lee.b (v)W32/Troj_Generic.CMULYTrojan.FakeAV!wDpIwY+eDm8
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\0cdb4f\BA0cd_8001.exe File name: BA0cd_8001.exe
Size: 4.04 MB (4046848 bytes)
MD5: ca3aeda1e62cccfdc148c947aeeeebd5
Detection count: 166
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\0cdb4f\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 6, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\cda02e\BVcda_8039.exe File name: BVcda_8039.exe
Size: 2.95 MB (2958336 bytes)
MD5: 41697fb087b9d3924ad4d465e533cc48
Detection count: 122
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\cda02e\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: July 23, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\f0f852\TAf0f_8068.exe File name: TAf0f_8068.exe
Size: 3.68 MB (3682816 bytes)
MD5: 1570e3d543406a1aac419a033bb701f9
Detection count: 117
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\f0f852\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 6, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\62160b\BA621_8097.exe File name: BA621_8097.exe
Size: 4.16 MB (4168704 bytes)
MD5: d7d10ccece823eb9aefd5b401f79e16e
Detection count: 94
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\62160b\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 10, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\050659\MP050_8032.exe File name: MP050_8032.exe
Size: 3.4 MB (3408384 bytes)
MD5: 1b3324938817cd0c4d700d4acb2f02bb
Detection count: 86
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\050659\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 23, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\62bbfd\BA62b_8001.exe File name: BA62b_8001.exe
Size: 4.03 MB (4030976 bytes)
MD5: a70a88be1fc5b481dc9065a349de3764
Detection count: 73
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\62bbfd\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 16, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\1abfdc\BA1ab_8028.exe File name: BA1ab_8028.exe
Size: 4.14 MB (4145152 bytes)
MD5: 7387055fa87c5771d984a196da5e90b4
Detection count: 56
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\1abfdc\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2013
%TEMP%0.0013807596795621935.exe File name: 0.0013807596795621935.exe
Size: 92.16 KB (92165 bytes)
MD5: b1f6225e4f291f0030d27af3e2f9cc39
Detection count: 54
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 6, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\7e92d9\BA7e9_8028.exe File name: BA7e9_8028.exe
Size: 4.14 MB (4145152 bytes)
MD5: 08d9a59ffab33559c38c4e3f323dbfb4
Detection count: 51
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\7e92d9\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 27, 2012
%TEMP%scandsk107d_8001[1].exe File name: scandsk107d_8001[1].exe
Size: 137.22 KB (137221 bytes)
MD5: 96943fd9b02fa996f348d7ce867c012b
Detection count: 35
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 1, 2012
%TEMP%scandsys107f_8028.exe File name: scandsys107f_8028.exe
Size: 138.24 KB (138245 bytes)
MD5: ea088f10a1b9297f71c4b1f1f5dbaa61
Detection count: 30
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 13, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\d27d5f\MPd27_8051.exe File name: MPd27_8051.exe
Size: 3.4 MB (3406336 bytes)
MD5: 92942c6a4924ebf85f58c2591452474e
Detection count: 30
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\d27d5f\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 8, 2013
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\5e8e21\TA5e8_8044.exe File name: TA5e8_8044.exe
Size: 3.65 MB (3652608 bytes)
MD5: 6d6a5c7e9d8522f35a56237a0a6c09ec
Detection count: 26
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\5e8e21\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 13, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\676476\BA676_8028.exe File name: BA676_8028.exe
Size: 4.02 MB (4029440 bytes)
MD5: 6ed6d330cda226bb3cf8d9948b95b24c
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\676476\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 14, 2013
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\aba85f\BAaba_8028.exe File name: BAaba_8028.exe
Size: 4.04 MB (4046848 bytes)
MD5: fc23a98def665c7ae23136ffdfbe268f
Detection count: 19
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\aba85f\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\d444da\APd44_8028.exe File name: APd44_8028.exe
Size: 2.95 MB (2957824 bytes)
MD5: b33e80fc0218e4e268e243422e37a87a
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\d444da\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 23, 2013
%TEMP%scandsk107d_8028[1].exe File name: scandsk107d_8028[1].exe
Size: 119.3 KB (119301 bytes)
MD5: e8ca18008b508982c12c9b04307a7e90
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 17, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\db49d8\AAdb4_8048.exe File name: AAdb4_8048.exe
Size: 3.86 MB (3864576 bytes)
MD5: ae492045c2e412f3c0732bd20f468e20
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\db49d8\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: July 26, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\98f754\MP98f_8050.exe File name: MP98f_8050.exe
Size: 3.39 MB (3390976 bytes)
MD5: 8e7ec460af8c49dfb104123e9bd0b5aa
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\98f754\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 30, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\a89acb\AVa89_8050.exe File name: AVa89_8050.exe
Size: 3.37 MB (3379712 bytes)
MD5: fdad5e201d698b3d66c5bb45b94e3c12
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\a89acb\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 8, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\d8da93\AVd8d_8050.exe File name: AVd8d_8050.exe
Size: 3.39 MB (3392512 bytes)
MD5: 3b3d15d3b26918819ccbafabe13f9502
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\d8da93\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 21, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\81a26c\TA81a_8068.exe File name: TA81a_8068.exe
Size: 3.64 MB (3649536 bytes)
MD5: ab23544a651bedbeee1d6da6bb8f401b
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\81a26c\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: July 23, 2012
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\2ff31a\BA2ff_8001.exe File name: BA2ff_8001.exe
Size: 4.76 MB (4765696 bytes)
MD5: fc649800fbb20ea1fc4c0bd4fe3921b3
Detection count: 3
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\2ff31a\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 5, 2012

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Posted: March 4, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 4,005

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