Troj/Agent-WMO

Posted: June 12, 2012
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 9/10
Infected PCs 2,843

Troj/Agent-WMO Description

Troj/Agent-WMO, also identified by the alias Trojan-Spy.Agent, is a Trojan that's distributed by e-mail spam, with templates similar to those used by Trojans like Win32/Cbeplay.P, Mal/Zbot-FV and members of the BredoZp family. Although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't finalized an analysis of Troj/Agent-WMO at the time of this writing, Troj/Agent-WMO is a significantly-dangerous PC threat with a high chance of including capabilities for installing other PC threats or stealing personal information. Like all PC threats that are distributed primarily via e-mail, Troj/Agent-WMO should be defended against by identifying and deleting its e-mail message promptly. If your PC is infected by Troj/Agent-WMO, you should avoid manual removal as long as other options – such as scanning your hard drive with anti-malware software – remain available.

Troj/Agent-WMO's Derivative but Effective Distribution Scheme

Troj/Agent-WMO uses a similar e-mail template that's been observed in past e-mail-based attacks, a simple DHL notification. This message claims to be an automated notice about a package's shipping status and recommends that you open the enclosed file attachment to view further details. Subject lines for Troj/Agent-WMO e-mail messages can resemble any of the following, for example:

  • 'DHL International Notification for shipment'
  • 'DHL Express Parcel Tracking notification'
  • 'DHL Express Tracking Notification ID'

In most cases, a semi-random series of characters will be appended to the subject line, which enhances the spam's appearance of being a legitimate and automated message. Nonetheless, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers stress that DHL and other reputable companies specifically avoid sending critical information via file attachments and will never ask you to open an attached file. As a result, any DHL message that includes a .zip file or other file attachment can be safely regarded as malicious spam to be deleted immediately.

Troj/Agent-WMO – the Real Package That's Enclosed by Spam

Because Troj/Agent-WMO uses propagation methods that have often been utilized by spyware and Trojan downloaders, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you treat Troj/Agent-WMO as a high-level PC threat to be exterminated quickly. Troj/Agent-WMO has a high chance of including functions that target and steal sensitive information (such as bank account passwords) and may also attempt to install other PC threats with additional capabilities. Since Troj/Agent-WMO was identified as recently as early June of 2012, anti-malware programs that aren't updated with recent databases may be unable to find Troj/Agent-WMO during a scan.

Besides identifying Troj/Agent-WMO spam and deleting it on sight, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also encourage you to scan file attachments prior to opening them – particularly in cases of files that are acquired from risky sources like unusual e-mail messages. Competent and updated anti-malware programs should be able to detect Troj/Agent-WMO before Troj/Agent-WMO is installed on your machine, which will save you the trouble of requiring a full system scan after the fact.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Troj/Agent-WMO 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:



PFISXHIO.CNM File name: PFISXHIO.CNM
Size: 107.51 KB (107515 bytes)
MD5: 69ee65b28abe32ed2b4b4eaa69df133a
Detection count: 59
Mime Type: unknown/CNM
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 18, 2012
DHL_International_Delivery_Details-ESQVY36847610.zip File name: DHL_International_Delivery_Details-ESQVY36847610.zip
Size: 74.67 KB (74673 bytes)
MD5: 07f776f8ba675ca6f45922880126c67c
Detection count: 58
Mime Type: unknown/zip
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 18, 2012
Dhl_details.exe File name: Dhl_details.exe
Size: 93.69 KB (93696 bytes)
MD5: 8fb8b9f5d26bcf8fe8aa158846fd4f14
Detection count: 55
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 18, 2012
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