Downloader.Castov

Downloader.Castov Description

Downloader.Castov is a Trojan that downloads files onto the affected computer. Downloader.Castov may then strive to steal information for particular online banking websites. When Downloader.Castov is executed, Downloader.Castov copies itself to the certain location. Downloader.Castov creates the registry entry so that it can run automatically every time Windows started. Downloader.Castov then connects to the specific website, which carries several links to .jpg files. Downloader.Castov then downloads the .jpg files and extracts an encrypted executable from them. Downloader.Castov then decrypts and executes this file. This executable file is then used by Downloader.Castov to steal logon credentials for particular online banking websites.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"download" = "%System%\svohcst.exe"

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Posted: May 28, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs 4,396
Home Malware Programs Downloaders Downloader.Castov

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