Trojan.Win32.Donoth

Class Trojan
Platform Win32
Description

Technical Details

This Trojan is a Windows PE EXE file. The file is 12 288 bytes in size.

Installation

When launched, the Trojan copies its executable file to the Windows root directory:

%WinDir%??????.exe

In order to ensure that the Trojan is launched automatically when the system is rebooted, the Trojan adds a link to its executable file in the system registry:

[HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
"??????" = "%WinDir%??????.exe"

Payload

The Trojan extracts a video clip from its body and will display it on the victim machine.

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 parameter from the system registry (see What is a system registry and how do I use it for details on how to edit the registry).
    [HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun]
    "??????" = "%WinDir%??????.exe"
  4. Delete the following file:
    %WinDir%??????.exe
  5. Update your antivirus databases and perform a full scan of the computer (download a trial version of Kaspersky Anti-Virus).