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PWS-Mmorpg.gen - A Password Stealer Trojan

This section describes the PWS-Mmorpg.gen Trojan targeting online game account information.

After seeing the McAfee VirusScan log file record on PWS-Mmorpg.gen (Trojan), I searched on the Internet and got some descriptions about this type of PWS Trojan.

Aliases: PWS-Mmorpg.gen, TR/PSW.OnLineGames.DR, 
   Trojan-PSW.Win32.OnLineGames.dr, Trojan.OnLineGames-5,

Type: Trojan/Generic

Discovery Date: 05/07/2007

   PWS-Mmorpg is a trojan written in Borland Delphi, that attempts to
   steal passwords information for popular online MMORPG games. It 
   also contains functionality to post this information to a remote 

   When executed, it drops the following files in all available 
   drives, including removable and floppy drives:
      .\Shell.exe --> copy of the trojan
      .\autorun.inf --> detected as W32/USBAgent!inf
      %WINDIR%\Help\ACDF4F3D0FD.exe --> copy of the trojan
      %WINDIR%\Help\ACDF4F3D0FD.dll --> detected as PWS-Mmorpg.gen

Aliases: Troj/OnLineG-J, PWS-Mmorpg.gen, 

Sophos Protection: available since 27 July 2007

Category: Viruses and Spyware

Type: Trojan

Method of Infection: 
   When first run Troj/OnLineG-J copies itself to %System%\dsfids6.exe
   and creates the file %System%\9kxk0.dll.

   The following registry entry is created to run dsfids6.exe on 
   startup: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
   daskaskfsak6 = %System%\dsfids6.exe

Apparently, these 2 Web pages were not talking about the same Trojan. But I use them to compare with what happened on my friends computer.

Last update: 2006.

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PWS-Mmorpg.gen - A Password Stealer Trojan

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PWS-Mmorpg.gen - A Password Stealer Trojan