Posted: August 6, 2010

Mal/BredoZp-B Description

Mal/BredoZp-B is a generic label for malicious files that bear the characteristics of Trojans from the BredoZp family. Mal/BredoZp-B has been seen being distributed by several types of fraudulent e-mail 'spam' campaigns, including fake tracking notification messages. Since all known distribution methods for Mal/BredoZp-B require you to download and open an infected file attachment before Mal/BredoZp-Bcan be installed, malware experts warn against any interaction with e-mail file attachments from unusual or suspicious sources as probable carriers of Mal/BredoZp-B and related PC threats. Mal/BredoZp-B is sometimes installed along with other Trojans and may also install malicious software according to its own parameters, which necessitates scanning your entire PC to remove Mal/BredoZp-B and any other PC threats that may be installed with Mal/BredoZp-B. As a Trojan, Mal/BredoZp-B will try to avoid detection and may violate your computer's security, and Mal/BredoZp-B should always be considered a danger to your PC until Mal/BredoZp-B is fully removed with an appropriate anti-malware application.

The E-Mail That Sends You Mal/BredoZp-B Instead of Informative News

While Mal/BredoZp-B may also be installed by other methods, its foremost distribution mechanic relies on e-mail spam. These mass-mailed e-mail messages include Mal/BredoZp-B and other PC threats, such as Mal/Zbot-FV, in the form of misnamed file attachments (usually as some form of fake .doc or .zip file). As long as you have competent anti-malware programs to protect your PC against malicious e-mail files, your computer should remain in little danger of being infected by Mal/BredoZp-B. However, malware researchers warn that other than alerts that are triggered by your security software, Mal/BredoZp-B's installation may show few or no symptoms when it occurs.

The following example contains samples of potential subject lines and file names for a Mal/BredoZp-B-carrying e-mail, although Mal/BredoZp-B may also be distributed by e-mail messages that differ from this template:

Subject: DHL Tracking Notification ID: [random number]
From: "DHL International"

File Attachment: DHL-Express-Delivery-Notification-Details_03-2012_[Random id].zip

Other Mal/BredoZp-B e-mail templates include fraudulent invoices and fake FDIC notifications. Successful installation of Mal/BredoZp-B requires only that you download and open the relevant file, which may also display a document or picture to distract you from the attack that's taking place. In some cases, your anti-malware programs may detect Mal/BredoZp-B repeatedly; this can be caused by your software detecting Mal/BredoZp-B in your e-mail client's cache, and can be resolved by deleting all spam email messages sent by Mal/BredoZp-B from your e-mail client.

Why You'll Want Your E-mail Client Locked Up Tight Against Mal/BredoZp-B Attacks

Even though Mal/BredoZp-B was first developed as an identifier in 2010, malware analysts have noted updated to both Mal/BredoZp-B and its distribution tactics throughout the years. In general, it's always recommended for you to keep your anti-malware programs as updated as possible, which will keep your software's ability to detect new Mal/BredoZp-B variants at a high level. Since Mal/BredoZp-B is a general label for e-mail-distributed Trojans, some or all of the following issues can be caused by Mal/BredoZp-B while been installed:

  • Mal/BredoZp-B may allow criminals to control your PC through a backdoor exploit.
  • Mal/BredoZp-B may be used to install spyware, other Trojans, worms or additional types of PC threats.
  • Mal/BredoZp-B may alter your computer's security settings to make your PC more vulnerable than normal to future attacks. Typically, this includes evading your firewall by any of several means.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

ClsidHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\4HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\1HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3
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