Win32/Spatet [Threat Name] go to Threat

Win32/Spatet.A [Threat Variant Name]

Category trojan,worm
Size 300056 B
Aliases Trojan.Win32.Agent.dfsa (Kaspersky)
  Trojan:Win32/Malagent (Microsoft)
  Infostealer (Symantec)
Short description

Win32/Spatet.A is a trojan that steals sensitive information. The trojan can send the information to a remote machine. The trojan contains a backdoor. It can be controlled remotely.


When executed, the trojan copies itself in some of the the following locations:

  • C:\­Windows\­System32\­Services\­svchost.exe (300056 B)
  • %appdata%\­Services\­svchost.exe (300056 B)

In order to be executed on every system start, the trojan sets the following Registry entries:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\­SOFTWARE\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­policies\­Explorer\­Run]
    • "Policies" = "%filepath%"
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­SOFTWARE\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­policies\­Explorer\­Run]
    • "Policies" = "%filepath%"
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\­SOFTWARE\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "Bios" = "%filepath%"
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­SOFTWARE\­Microsoft\­Windows\­CurrentVersion\­Run]
    • "Bios" = "%filepath%"

The %filepath% is one of the following strings:

  • C:\­Windows\­System32\­Services\­svchost.exe
  • %appdata%\­Services\­svchost.exe

The trojan creates and runs a new thread with its own program code in all running processes.

Information stealing

The trojan collects the following information:

  • RAS accounts
  • HTML forms content
  • memory status
  • list of running processes
  • Windows Protected Storage passwords and credentials
  • Mozilla Firefox account information
  • user name
  • computer name
  • computer IP address
  • network adapter information
  • current screen resolution
  • operating system version

The trojan collects information related to the following applications:

  • Vitalwerks DUC
  • Windows Live
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome

The trojan can send the information to a remote machine. The HTTP protocol is used.

Other information

The trojan acquires data and commands from a remote computer or the Internet.

The trojan contains a list of (2) URLs. The HTTP protocol is used.

It can execute the following operations:

  • update itself to a newer version
  • remove itself from the infected computer
  • various filesystem operations
  • create folders
  • delete folders
  • set file attributes
  • move files
  • run executable files
  • terminate running processes
  • send the list of running processes to a remote computer
  • download files from a remote computer and/or the Internet
  • send files to a remote computer
  • delete cookies
  • send the list of disk devices and their type to a remote computer
  • create Registry entries
  • delete Registry entries
  • retrieve CPU information
  • steal information from the Windows clipboard
  • open a specific URL address
  • collect information about the operating system used
  • log keystrokes
  • shut down/restart the computer
  • capture screenshots
  • monitor network traffic
  • open ports
  • block keyboard and mouse input
  • capture webcam video/voice
  • open the CD/DVD drive
  • show/hide application windows

The trojan may create the following files:

  • %temp%\­XX--XX--XX.txt
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­xxxyyyzzz.dat
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­
  • %temp%\­XxX.xXx
  • %temp%\­UuU.uUu
  • %temp%\­%number1%.tmp
  • %appdata%\­logs.dat
  • %appdata%\­%number2%.txt"
  • %appdata%\­SQLite3.dll

The %number1-2% represents a random number.

The following Registry entry is deleted:

  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­Software\­Microsoft\­Active Setup\­Installed Components\­{CG08B0E5JF-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C6XX500}]

The trojan may set the following Registry entries:

  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\­Software\­Microsoft\­Active Setup\­Installed Components\­{CG08B0E5JF-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C6XX500}]
    • "StubPath" = "%filepath%"
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\­SOFTWARE\­g0dl1ke's Slave]
    • "NewIdentification" = "g0dl1ke's Slave"
    • "FirstExecution" = "%random%"
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\­SYSTEM\­CurrentControlSet\­Services\­SharedAccess\­Parameters\­FirewallPolicy\­StandardProfile\­AuthorizedApplications\­List]
    • "%variable%" = "%variable%:*:Enabled:Windows Firewall Update"

A string with variable content is used instead of %random%, %variable% .

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