FormBook

Posted: October 4, 2017
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs 61

FormBook Description


FormBook is a threatening application, which works silently to exfiltrate login credentials from the compromised computer. The threat is often being spread via the QuantLoader Trojan downloader, but the attackers who use it also might opt to use alternative propagation techniques that don't rely on 3rd-party malware. The most worrying fact about FormBook is that is being sold freely on underground hacking forums, and just about anyone can get their hands on it. Apart from the malware builder, buyers also will receive support, instructions, and assistance with propagation by the authors. This means that FormBook is likely to be very widespread, especially considering that it has been on sale for the past six months.

Having FormBook on your computer means that an ill-minded user might get access to information such as e-mail login, social media logins, conversations, bank account details, usernames and passwords. This is a major security risk, and removing the FormBook malware will not be enough to resolve the issue. You also will need to make sure to change all of your passwords, as well as to contact your bank to receive assistance with securing your account and credit card.

Since FormBook may be purchased and spread by anyone, you should expect to find it in all sorts of dubious content – fraudulent e-mail attachments, pirated games, pirated media, fake software, fake updates, etc. The best you can do to ensure that you will not have your credentials collected by FormBook is to use a credible anti-malware protection that will stop the threat before it manages to cause any harm.

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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:



file.exe File name: file.exe
Size: 154.62 KB (154624 bytes)
MD5: 653922d5e914eb7e6d906a083d930e29
Detection count: 18
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 4, 2017

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Regexp file mask%APPDATA%\CHKDSKd.exe

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