Home Malware Programs Worms Worm:Win32/Hilgild!gen.A


Posted: January 15, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 70
First Seen: January 15, 2013
Last Seen: May 11, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%Temp%\info.txt File name: %Temp%\info.txt
Mime Type: unknown/txt
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\ghi.bat File name: %Temp%\ghi.bat
File type: Batch file
Mime Type: unknown/bat
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\wmimgmt.exe File name: %AppData%\wmimgmt.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
G:\recycler\wmimgmt.com File name: G:\recycler\wmimgmt.com
File type: Command, executable file
Mime Type: unknown/com
Group: Malware file
F:\recycler\wmimgmt.com File name: F:\recycler\wmimgmt.com
File type: Command, executable file
Mime Type: unknown/com
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

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