Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC Description

Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC is a Trojan that replicates itself to a particular location on a compromised PC. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC checks which Windows version a computer user is running and installs a specific version of itself. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC creates the registry entry to make sure that it starts whenever the computer user boots up the corrupted PC. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC aims to embed its payload into the files such as Explorer.exe, Firefox.exe, Iexplore.exe and Mozilla.exe. Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC contacts a remote server indicated in its configuration file. The configuration file may incorporate the instructions such as dropping and installing files, dropping and installing modules, updating itself, inserting itself into processes using various methods, transmitting logs of its activity to a distant server and writing to a configuration file. The dropped configuration file is stored in a specific location of the targeted computer system. The file is encrypted using a version of the RC4 encryption algorithm and the key is produced using the attacked PC's GUID to make it hard to decrypt.

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Technical Information

File System Details

Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC creates the following file(s):
# File Name
1 %ALLUSERPROFILE%\[random_file name].exe
2 %ALLUSERPROFILE%\[random_letters].cfg

Registry Details

Trojan:Win32/Alureon.GC creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random_file name]" = "%APPDATA%\[random_filename].exe"

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