Rootkit Kryptik.ABX in atapi.sys ( CsimPlayer.exe )

On Friday, December 11 a trojan horse got it’s way into my Windows.

It all started with AVAST trowing these warnings:

11/12/2009 23:08:51 xxx 412 Sign of “Win32:Malware-gen” has been found in “C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\~TM1F1A.tmp” file.

I told AVAST to delete ~TM1F1A.tmp, but avast apparently didn’t delete the file. Shortly after AVAST complained about a system file:

11/12/2009 23:10:08 xxx 412 Sign of “Win32:Cutwail-AD [Trj]” has been found in “C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\atapi.sys” file.
11/12/2009 23:10:37 xxx 412 Sign of “Win32:Cutwail-AD [Trj]” has been found in “C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\atapi.sys” file.

Then I looked at the running processes.

A process called CsimPlayer.exe was running and had two child processes svchost.exe attached to it.

Running a SHA Hash comparison between CsimPlayer.exe and the tmp-file confirmed that CsimPlayer.exe was indeed ~TM1F1A.tmp, the file AVAST identified as malware. The same CsimPlayer was added to the startup registry tree : HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ( C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\CsimPlayer.exe” )

In the meantime a CMD (command prompt) process was eagerly active tunning a batch called fjhdyfhsn.bat. The batch command file contained following statements (a loop trying to delete firefox… ):

@echo off
@del /F /Q "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"
if exist "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" goto try

The BAT file was dropped on my system at 11 december 23:08, moments before the ~temp files.

Another file called siszyd32.exe was dropped in the StartUp folder.

I still don’t know what it was and why Avast isn’t detecting it. I will keep you posted if more info is available.

At the mean time try following:

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