Backdoor.SpyNet

Short bio

Backdoor.SpyNet is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) application that may run in the background and silently collect information about the system, connected users, and network activity. Backdoor.SpyNet may attempt to steal stored credentials, usernames and passwords and other personal and confidential information. This information may be transmitted to a destination specified by the author. Backdoor.SpyNet may allow an attacker to install additional software to the infected machine, or may direct the infected machine to participate in a malicious botnet for the purposes of sending spam or other malicious activities.

Symptoms

Backdoor.SpyNet may run silently in the background and may not provide any indication of infection to the user. Backdoor.SpyNet may also disable Antivirus programs and other Microsoft Windows security features.

Type and source of infection

Backdoor.SpyNet may be distributed using various methods. This software may be packaged with free online software, or could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, this software may be installed by websites using software vulnerabilities. Infections that occur in this manner are usually silent and happen without user knowledge or consent.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Backdoor.SpyNet Malwarebytes detects and removes Backdoor.SpyNet

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Backdoor.SpyNet infections without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytesto your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windowsinstallation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantineto remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:Malwarebyteswww.malwarebytes.com-Log Details-Scan Date: 3/22/18Scan Time: 10:09 PMLog File: f183bc49-2e4f-11e8-8ff4-00ffc8517b86.jsonAdministrator: Yes-Software Information-Version: 3.4.4.2398Components Version: 1.0.322Update Package Version: 1.0.4454License: Premium-System Information-OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFS-Scan Summary-Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 295941Threats Detected: 9Threats Quarantined: 0(No malicious items detected)Time Elapsed: 2 min, 43 sec-Scan Options-Memory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: DetectPUM: Detect-Scan Details-Process: 0(No malicious items detected)Module: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Key: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Value: 4Backdoor.SpyNet, HKU\S-1-5-21-2165681608-3755637219-621560601-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\RUN|POLICIES, No Action By User, [231], [194026],1.0.4454Backdoor.SpyNet, HKU\S-1-5-21-2165681608-3755637219-621560601-1000\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|HKCU, No Action By User, [231], [194024],1.0.4454Backdoor.SpyNet, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\RUN|POLICIES, No Action By User, [231], [194025],1.0.4454Backdoor.SpyNet, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\POLICIES\EXPLORER\RUN|POLICIES, No Action By User, [231], [194025],1.0.4454Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Data Stream: 0(No malicious items detected)Folder: 1Backdoor.Agent, C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\SPYNET, No Action By User, [85], [181094],1.0.4454File: 4Backdoor.Bifrose.Trace, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\LOGS.DAT, No Action By User, [13148], [245772],1.0.4454Trojan.Agent.Trace, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\UUU.UUU, No Action By User, [2768], [248163],1.0.4454Backdoor.Agent, C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64\SPYNET\SERVER.EXE, No Action By User, [85], [251509],1.0.4454Trojan.Agent.Trace, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\XXX.XXX, No Action By User, [2768], [248170],1.0.4454Physical Sector: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)(end)

Traces/IOCs

Associated files:
Spynet.exe, server.exe  

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