Win32: Tiny-AMB

Posted: October 31, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs 1,323

Win32: Tiny-AMB Description

Win32: Tiny-AMB is an extremely dangerous rootkit parasite that may go undetected by many trusted malware detection applications for the PC. Win32: Tiny-AMB is known to cause harm to an infected PC in addition to blocking firewall and PC security functions. Win32: Tiny-AMB will also load at startup of Windows where it has full run of a PC to prevent other applications from running. It is very important that Win32: Tiny-AMB be removed safely with a trusted malware removal tool that is capable of using rootkit removal procedures.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\shelliconoverlayidentifiers\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon: 'Userinit' = '\userinit.exe, %Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\win32:Tiny-AMBHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SafeBoot\Minimal\MSIServer @="Service"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Win32\win32:Tiny-AMBHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\security center\Monitoring\SymantecFirewall "DisableMonitoring"=dword:00000001
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