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Protection System

Posted: June 10, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 66
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotProtection System is a fake spyware remover originating from the same family as CoreGuard Antivirus 2009 rogue anti-spyware. Protection System infiltrates your computer via security exploits or backdoors provided by affiliated trojans, and once active, is configured to start running whenever Windows starts up. Protection System will then prompt you to scan your computer. When this fake scan is complete, various false security alert notifications and annoying pop-ups will be triggered, stating that your PC is infected. In order to combat this threat, you must purchase Protection System.

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Aliases

TROJ_FAKECOG.X [TrendMicro]Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt]Mal/TDSSPack-A [Sophos]Trj/CI.A [Panda]Trojan:Win32/FakeCog [Microsoft]Heuristic.LooksLike.Trojan.FakeCog.B [McAfee-GW-Edition]Generic FakeAlert!cp [McAfee]Packed.Win32.Tdss [Ikarus]W32/Tdss.Y [Fortinet]Packed.Win32.TDSS.y [F-Secure]Win32/Alureon.AIW [eTrust-Vet]Suspicious File [eSafe]Trojan.Fakealert.4594 [DrWeb]Trojan.TDSS.y [CAT-QuickHeal]Trojan.Generic.2520982 [BitDefender]
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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Protection System 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.

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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:



coreext.dll File name: coreext.dll
Size: 44.03 KB (44032 bytes)
MD5: 8c3693189cdb7c6e01f2cab068579d76
Detection count: 52
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 3, 2010
firewall.dll File name: firewall.dll
Size: 49.15 KB (49152 bytes)
MD5: bb567208b4a3429cc64dc26d0339a95e
Detection count: 52
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 3, 2010
psystem.exe File name: psystem.exe
Size: 2.51 MB (2519040 bytes)
MD5: 5604e9e2f69110caaeda44a22916f741
Detection count: 52
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 3, 2010
psystem.exe File name: psystem.exe
Size: 1.56 MB (1568768 bytes)
MD5: d9f2b005920d56abe854aa54a23bc0d6
Detection count: 42
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
psystem[1].exe File name: psystem[1].exe
Size: 2.51 MB (2514944 bytes)
MD5: a75dc448bcb618c50c8ad76701228ee4
Detection count: 33
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
psystem.exe File name: psystem.exe
Size: 1.56 MB (1568768 bytes)
MD5: efb0890aa991793c26579a3c46e95fcb
Detection count: 13
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
psystem.exe File name: psystem.exe
Size: 97.64 KB (97640 bytes)
MD5: 180a93e777521710895083a0a22205b6
Detection count: 0
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Additional Information

The following URL's were detected:
guardlab2009.bizguardlab2009.netholdembloger.comperlineportal.comprotectyourpc.cnshouldfind.comsymupdate2.comsystemprotectionlab.comsystemprotectionlab.org

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