Trojan-PSW.Win32.Kesk

Detect Date 07/16/2002
Class Trojan-PSW
Platform Win32
Description

Technical Details

This Trojan is designed to steal user passwords. It is a Windows PE EXE file. It is 9,728 bytes in size. It is not packed in any way.

Installation

This Trojan will be installed to the victim machine by other malicious programs.

When launched, the Trojan requires the system library svrapi.dll to be present. This library contains functions for monitoring the administration of partitioned network resources.

The Trojan also adds the following parameter to the system registry:

[HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
“Kernel.Tsk” = “

This ensures that the Trojan will be launched each time Windows is booted on the victim machine.

Payload

This Trojan is used to steal passwords. It functions on machines running Windows95/98/ME and can:

  • makes screenshots;
  • log keystrokes;
  • tracks mouse movement;
  • logs sites visited.

Harvested data will be sent to the address specified by the remote malicious user.

This Trojan can be configured. The configuration program has the following interface:

Removal instructions

If your computer does not have an up-to-date antivirus, or does not have an antivirus solution at all, follow the instructions below to delete the malicious program:

  1. Use Task Manager to terminate the Trojan process.
  2. Delete the original Trojan file (the location will depend on how the program originally penetrated the victim machine).
  3. Delete the following registry value:
    [HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
    "Kernel.Tsk "
  4. Update your antivirus databases and perform a full scan of the computer (download a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus).