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  %Windir%\WINDOWSBACKUP.EXE

Name %Windir%\WINDOWSBACKUP.EXE

Description

WINDOWSBACKUP.EXE is W32.Stang .
It is spreaded via Microsoft Messenger.
The worm also disables the Task Manager and Registry Editor.
Adds the value:
"WindowsBackup" = "%Windir%\WINDOWSBACKUP.EXE"
to the registry startup keys.
Creates the following registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center\"FirewallDisableNotify" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center\"UpdatesDisableNotify" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\security center\"AntiVirusDisableNotify" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\security center\"FirewallDisableNotify" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\security center\"UpdatesDisableNotify" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\security center\"AntiVirusDisableNotify" = "1"
to lower computer security and disable auto update.
Windowsbackup.exe process modifies the value:
"DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
in the registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
to disable the Task Manager.
Windowsbackup.exe process changes the value:
"DisableRegistryTools" = "1
in the registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
to disable Registry Editor.
Attempts to end the following processes:
SVCHOST.EXE
LSASS.EXE
It can cause the unexpected system shutdown.
Removal:
kill the Windowsbackup.exe process, remove it from startup and restore registry keys.


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