Posted: October 30, 2012
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||October 30, 2012|
|Last Seen:||November 15, 2021|
BKDR_ANDROM.P is a Trojan dropper that installs a variant of the backdoor Trojan Gamarue (hence its name). Because BKDR_ANDROM.P is designed to install Gamarue and then delete itself, deleting BKDR_ANDROM.P shouldn't be a concern for any PC user, but BKDR_ANDROM.P's payload, Gamarue, is capable of causing significant damage to your computer's security and privacy through its contact with Command & Control servers. Attacks by BKDR_ANDROM.P currently are launched from fake hotel reservation e-mail messages, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you delete any file attachment-carrying e-mails that resemble BKDR_ANDROM.P's spam description. Anti-malware products should be capable of removing BKDR_ANDROM.P payloads and should, for normal PC users, be considered the default solution to a BKDR_ANDROM.P attack.
How BKDR_ANDROM.P Turns a Crack in Your Security into a Gaping Hole
E-mail spam messages related to BKDR_ANDROM.P's payload, Gamarue, can use many different excuses to entice you to open their malicious files, but e-mail messages for BKDR_ANDROM.P (a recent attack as of late October 2012) tend to be restricted to fake hotel booking notifications. These fake reservations are formatted to appear similar to actual hotel reservation messages for Brenners Park-Hotel and Spa and other luxurious homes-away-from-home. However, a close observation of the details may lead to you spotting discrepancies such as the hotel being listed in the incorrect location.
The most meaningful tip-off to the e-mail message's goal is the included ZIP file, which is one of the most frequently-used means of distributing malicious software. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts suggest deleting these e-mails as soon as you see them in your inbox, since opening the file attachment will launch BKDR_ANDROM.P. If you insist on opening suspicious file attachments from unusual e-mail messages, anti-malware products should be able to scan and identify any malicious Trojan droppers like BKDR_ANDROM.P before they can attack your computer.
BKDR_ANDROM.P (which may be detected by the alias of PWS-Zbot.gen.anm) then installs Gamarue and deletes itself to cover its tracks. BKDR_ANDROM.P's payload is functional on most versions of Windows – including old versions as well as Windows 7. Specific attacks by Gamarue can differ between incidents, but Gamarue always opens a backdoor vulnerability that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider a high-level security risk.
Battening Down Your Hatches Against BKDR_ANDROM.P
The results of a BKDR_ANDROM.P attack can extend to loss of personal information, the installation of other forms of malware and unauthorized changes to your PC's system settings. As mentioned earlier, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider deleting BKDR_ANDROM.P's e-mail spam to be the best way to guard your computer against BKDR_ANDROM.P attacks.
In cases where your PC has been exposed to BKDR_ANDROM.P attacks, you should use suitable anti-malware applications to find and remove Gamarue. BKDR_ANDROM.P's installation of Gamarue doesn't show any symptoms that can be observed easily by casual PC users, and trying to find or remove BKDR_ANDROM.P's payload by yourself is inadvisable.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to BKDR_ANDROM.P may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.The following files were created in the system:
%System%\wuauclt.exe – 32-bitFile name: %System%\wuauclt.exe – 32-bit
Mime Type: unknown/exe – 32-bit
Group: Malware file
%Windows%\SysWOW64\svchost.exe – 64-bitFile name: %Windows%\SysWOW64\svchost.exe – 64-bit
Mime Type: unknown/exe – 64-bit
Group: Malware file