Threat Encyclopedia



  • Virus is 32bit with a size of 120,320 bytes
  • Virus makes use of the NetBIOS transport protocol, thus if this protocol is not installed, it is not a threat for spreading within networks
  • Virus seeks systems which offer a full share of their drive, across NetBIOS networks looking for writable shares, particularly the Windows folder
    • The virus first renames existing NOTEPAD.EXE to NOTE.COM
    • The virus then writes itself to the Windows folder as NOTEPAD.EXE
    • When NOTEPAD is next executed, it will make a call to NOTE.COM to initiate the real Notepad application and then it will modify the registry to run at Windows startup -

      StartIE=C:\WINDOWS\notepad.exe qazwsx.hsq

  • Virus opens a connection on the Internet in TCP port 7597, awaiting commands from a hacker

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