Home Malware Programs Backdoors BKDR_ANDROM.P


Posted: October 30, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 9
First Seen: October 30, 2012
Last Seen: November 15, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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.

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Technical Details

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-bit File name: %System%\wuauclt.exe – 32-bit
Mime Type: unknown/exe – 32-bit
Group: Malware file
%Windows%\SysWOW64\svchost.exe – 64-bit File name: %Windows%\SysWOW64\svchost.exe – 64-bit
Mime Type: unknown/exe – 64-bit
Group: Malware file