Threat Encyclopedia



  • It drops the following files:
    • undefinedProgramFilesundefined\PrivacyGate\PrivacyGate.exe
    • undefinedProgramFilesundefined\PrivacyGate\PrivacyGateMtr.exe
    • undefinedProgramFilesundefined\PrivacyGate\PrivacyGateuck.exe
    • undefinedProgramFilesundefined\PrivacyGate\RCEngine.dll

  • It adds the following registry:
    • key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • value: PrivacyGate
    • data: "undefinedProgramFilesundefined\PrivacyGate\PrivacyGate.exe" /run1

    • key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    • value: [RandomClassID]
    • data: [Random 16 Hexadecimal Numbers]

    • key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    • value: ITBarLayout
    • data: [Random 234 Hexadecimal Numbers]

  • It tries to access the following URLs:
    • update.pri{Removed}{Removed}oomchk.php
    • www.pri{Removed}{Removed}d=topbar

recommended-action-logoRecommended Action

    FortiGate Systems
  • Check the main screen using the web interface for your FortiGate unit to ensure that the latest AV/NIDS database has been downloaded and installed on your system - if required, enable the "Allow Push Update" option.
    FortiClient Systems
  • Quarantine/delete files that are detected and replace infected files with clean backup copies.

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