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Removal instructions for Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH

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What is Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH is a Trojan.Agent.
More information about this one can be found on our blog.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH?

You may see these warnings during install:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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You may also see some alarms or reports regarding connections to pastebin.com.
The installer downloads and runs a function that creates and runs C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Tempwinlogon.exe

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That file takes care of the rest of the infection.

How did Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH get on my computer?

Trojans use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was offered as a keygen for VMWare.

How do I remove Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this trojan.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH?
  • After the reboot you can remove the Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH 1.0 entry from your list of installed Programs and Features.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this trojan.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH trojan. It would have warned you before the trojan could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 
 (Microsoft) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe [54272 2016-10-26] (Microsoft)
 HKCU\...\Run: [353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe [54272 2016-10-26] (Microsoft)
 Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8.exe [2016-10-26] (Microsoft)
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\.tmp
 (Microsoft) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe
 (Microsoft) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Tempwinlogon.exe
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\system.exe

WindowsInstall 6.0 (HKLM-x32\...\WindowsInstall 6.0) (Version: 6.0 - Microsoft)
FirewallRules: [{46B0D4DC-6470-4DD7-9EE4-7858974CB9B4}] => (Allow) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe
FirewallRules: [{6BDE1609-B4F7-4615-BD8D-0B74FFECC655}] => (Allow) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\WindowsInstall
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 117967 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.ini"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 2673 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local
       Adds the file Tempwinlogon.exe"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 54272 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming
       Adds the file .tmp"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file system.exe"="10/2/2016 10:47 PM, 41984 bytes, A
       Adds the file Tr.exe"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 54272 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file 353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8.exe"="10/26/2016 8:48 AM, 54272 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe" .."
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WindowsInstall 6.0]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\WindowsInstall\Uninstall.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "WindowsInstall 6.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "6.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 151
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@microsoft.com"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20161026"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\WindowsInstall\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Microsoft"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\WindowsInstall\Uninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "https://www.microsoft.com/"
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 6
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment]
       "SEE_MASK_NOZONECHECKS"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8]
       "US"="REG_SZ", "@"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe" .."

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 10/26/2016
Scan Time: 9:04 AM
Logfile: mbamVMWare.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.10.26.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.09.26.02
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 326321
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 4 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe, 2300, Delete-on-Reboot, [5e6c118c7a2096a0b51de8187f8154ac]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 2
Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe" .., Quarantined, [5e6c118c7a2096a0b51de8187f8154ac]
Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe" .., Quarantined, [5e6c118c7a2096a0b51de8187f8154ac]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 4
Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Tr.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [5e6c118c7a2096a0b51de8187f8154ac], 
Trojan.Agent.GenX, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\353cd7180c8c415bfffe6958aebb47d8.exe, Quarantined, [903a14893e5c42f42f3daca0728f837d], 
Trojan.Agent.GenX.IPH, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Tempwinlogon.exe, Quarantined, [3c8e6f2e7624979fba53dd264db36e92], 
Backdoor.Agent.TRJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\system.exe, Quarantined, [d6f42c71128895a18da1886b020043bd], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
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