W32/Cisum-A

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: No Reports

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W32/Cisum-A is a worm for the Windows platform.

When first run, W32/Cisum-A copies itself to the Windows system folder with a random filename and the EXE file extension. The worm registers itself as a service process, which causes the following registry entries to be created:

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
Type

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
Start

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
ErrorControl

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
ImagePath

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
DisplayName
ProjectX

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX
ObjectName
LocalSystem

HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProjectX\Security
Security

W32/Cisum-A copies itself to the root of all drive letters A: through Z:
as ProjectX.exe.

The worm also attempts to terminate the following processes:

AGENTSVR.EXE
ANTI-TROJAN.EXE
ANTIVIRUS.EXE
ANTS.EXE
APIMONITOR.EXE
APLICA32.EXE
APVXDWIN.EXE
ATCON.EXE
ATGUARD.EXE
ATRO55EN.EXE
ATUPDATER.EXE
ATWATCH.EXE
Au.exe
AUPDATE.EXE
AUTODOWN.EXE
AUTOTRACE.EXE
AUTOUPDATE.EXE
AVCONSOL.EXE
AVGSERV9.EXE
AVLTMAIN.EXE
AVprotect9x.exe
AVPUPD.EXE
avserve2.exe
AVSYNMGR.EXE
AVWUPD32.EXE
AVXQUAR.EXE
BD_PROFESSIONAL.EXE
BIDEF.EXE
BIDSERVER.EXE
BIPCP.EXE
BIPCPEVALSETUP.EXE
BISP.EXE
BLACKD.EXE
BLACKICE.EXE
BOOTWARN.EXE
BORG2.EXE
BS120.EXE
CCAPP.exe
CDP.EXE
CFGWIZ.EXE
CFIADMIN.EXE
CFIAUDIT.EXE
CFINET.EXE
CFINET32.EXE
CLEAN.EXE
CLEANER.EXE
CLEANER3.EXE
CLEANPC.EXE
CMGRDIAN.EXE
CMON016.EXE
CPD.EXE
CPF9X206.EXE
CPFNT206.EXE
CV.EXE
CWNB181.EXE
CWNTDWMO.EXE
D3dupdate.exe
DEFWATCH.EXE
DEPUTY.EXE
DPF.EXE
DPFSETUP.EXE
DRWATSON.EXE
DRWEBUPW.EXE
ENT.EXE
ESCANH95.EXE
ESCANHNT.EXE
ESCANV95.EXE
EXANTIVIRUS-CNET.EXE
FAST.EXE
FIREWALL.EXE
FLOWPROTECTOR.EXE
FP-WIN_TRIAL.EXE
FRW.EXE
FSAV.EXE
FSAV530STBYB.EXE
FSAV530WTBYB.EXE
FSAV95.EXE
GBMENU.EXE
GBPOLL.EXE
GUARD.EXE
HACKTRACERSETUP.EXE
HTLOG.EXE
HWPE.EXE
IAMAPP.EXE
IAMSERV.EXE
ICLOAD95.EXE
ICLOADNT.EXE
ICMON.EXE
ICSSUPPNT.EXE
ICSUPP95.EXE
ICSUPPNT.EXE
IFW2000.EXE
IPARMOR.EXE
IRIS.EXE
iSafe.exe
JAMMER.EXE
KAVLITE40ENG.EXE
KAVPERS40ENG.EXE
KERIO-PF-213-EN-WIN.EXE
KERIO-WRL-421-EN-WIN.EXE
KERIO-WRP-421-EN-WIN.EXE
KILLPROCESSSETUP161.EXE
LDPRO.EXE
LOCALNET.EXE
LOCKDOWN.EXE
LOCKDOWN2000.EXE
LSETUP.EXE
LUALL.EXE
LUCOMSERVER.EXE
LUINIT.EXE
MCAGENT.EXE
MCUPDATE.EXE
MFW2EN.EXE
MFWENG3.02D30.EXE
MGUI.EXE
MINILOG.EXE
MOOLIVE.EXE
MRFLUX.EXE
MSCONFIG.EXE
MSINFO32.EXE
MSSMMC32.EXE
MU0311AD.EXE
NAV80TRY.EXE
NAVAPW32.EXE
NAVDX.EXE
NAVSTUB.EXE
NAVW32.EXE
NC2000.EXE
NCINST4.EXE
NDD32.EXE
NEOMONITOR.EXE
NETARMOR.EXE
NETINFO.EXE
NETMON.EXE
NETSCANPRO.EXE
NETSPYHUNTER-1.2.EXE
NETSTAT.EXE
NISSERV.EXE
NISUM.EXE
NMAIN.EXE
NORTON_INTERNET_SECU_3.0_407.EXE
NPF40_TW_98_NT_ME_2K.EXE
NPFMESSENGER.EXE
NPROTECT.EXE
NSCHED32.EXE
NTVDM.EXE
NUPGRADE.EXE
NVARCH16.EXE
NWINST4.EXE
NWTOOL16.EXE
OSTRONET.EXE
OUTPOST.EXE
OUTPOSTINSTALL.EXE
OUTPOSTPROINSTALL.EXE
PADMIN.EXE
PANIXK.EXE
PAVPROXY.EXE
PCC2002S902.EXE
PCC2K_76_1436.EXE
PCCIOMON.EXE
PCDSETUP.EXE
PCFWALLICON.EXE
PCIP10117_0.EXE
PDSETUP.EXE
PERISCOPE.EXE
PERSFW.EXE
PF2.EXE
PFWADMIN.EXE
PINGSCAN.EXE
PLATIN.EXE
POPROXY.EXE
POPSCAN.EXE
PORTDETECTIVE.EXE
PPINUPDT.EXE
PPTBC.EXE
PPVSTOP.EXE
PROCEXPLORERV1.0.EXE
PROPORT.EXE
PROTECTX.EXE
PSPF.EXE
PURGE.EXE
PVIEW95.EXE
QCONSOLE.EXE
QSERVER.EXE
RAV8WIN32ENG.EXE
RESCUE.EXE
RESCUE32.EXE
RRGUARD.EXE
RSHELL.EXE
RTVSCN95.EXE
RULAUNCH.EXE
SAFEWEB.EXE
SBSERV.EXE
SD.EXE
SETUP_FLOWPROTECTOR_US.EXE
SETUPVAMEEVAL.EXE
SFC.EXE
SGSSFW32.EXE
SHELLSPYINSTALL.EXE
SHN.EXE
SMC.EXE
SOFI.EXE
SPF.EXE
SPHINX.EXE
SPYXX.EXE
SS3EDIT.EXE
ST2.EXE
SUPFTRL.EXE
SUPPORTER5.EXE
SYMPROXYSVC.EXE
SYSEDIT.EXE
TASKMON.EXE
TAUMON.EXE
TAUSCAN.EXE
TC.EXE
TCA.EXE
TCM.EXE
TDS-3.EXE
TDS2-98.EXE
TDS2-NT.EXE
TFAK5.EXE
TGBOB.EXE
TITANIN.EXE
TITANINXP.EXE
TRACERT.EXE
TRJSCAN.EXE
TRJSETUP.EXE
TROJANTRAP3.EXE
UNDOBOOT.EXE
UPDATE.EXE
VBCMSERV.EXE
VBCONS.EXE
VBUST.EXE
VBWIN9X.EXE
VBWINNTW.EXE
VCSETUP.EXE
vetmsg.exe
VetTray.exe
VFSETUP.EXE
VIRUSMDPERSONALFIREWALL.EXE
VNLAN300.EXE
VNPC3000.EXE
VPC42.EXE
VPFW30S.EXE
VPTRAY.EXE
VSCENU6.02D30.EXE
VSECOMR.EXE
VSHWIN32.EXE
VSISETUP.EXE
VSMAIN.EXE
VSMON.EXE
VSSTAT.EXE
VSWIN9XE.EXE
VSWINNTSE.EXE
VSWINPERSE.EXE
W32DSM89.EXE
W9X.EXE
WATCHDOG.EXE
WEBSCANX.EXE
WGFE95.EXE
WHOSWATCHINGME.EXE
WINRECON.EXE
WNT.EXE
WRADMIN.EXE
WRCTRL.EXE
WSBGATE.EXE
WYVERNWORKSFIREWALL.EXE
XPF202EN.EXE
ZAPRO.EXE
ZAPSETUP3001.EXE
ZATUTOR.EXE
ZAUINST.EXE
zlclient.exe
ZONALM2601.EXE
ZONEALARM.EXE

W32/Cisum-A also attempts to prevent the Windows Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) from running by actively searching for the open window and closing it whenever it is found.

The worm displays a popup message that says "YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!!" in a window that cannot be closed. The worm also drops a file to the Windows system folder as music.mp3. This file is played and looped constantly while the worm is running.