Posted: January 15, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs 70

Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A Description

Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A is a worm that circulates via removable drives. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A downloads other files into the affected computer system. Once installed, Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A makes system changes by dropping potentially malicious files and making registry modifications. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A downloads a copy of itself into the vulnerable computer with the specific file. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A creates the registry entry so that its copy can run automatically every time you start Windows. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A circulates by copying itself to all removable drives in the targeted PC by dropping a copy of itself with the same file name in the 'Recycler' folder. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A also writes an Autorun configuration file named 'autorun.inf', pointing to the copy of the worm. If the drive is accessed from a computer which supports the Autorun feature, Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A is executed automatically. Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A downloads other malware infections, Steals personal information and connects to a remote server.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "wmi32" = "%AppData%\wmimgmt.exe"
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