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  wupdated.exe

Name wupdated.exe

Description

This is the MOEGA VIRUS!
The W32.HLLW.Moega executable may appear as the following file: wupdated.exe

When it is executed, it does following:
Copies itself as %System%\Wupdated.exe or %System%\Mplupdate.exe.
%System% = C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

Adds the value:
"Configuration Loaded" = "wupdated.exe"
or:
"Windows Update" = "mplupdate.exe"
to the registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

Then attempts to connect to any computers on the same subnet.
For example, if the infected computer's IP address is A.B.C.D, it will try to connect to all the systems on the local area network, A.B.C.0 ... A.B.C.255.

The worm try to log on to computers on the local area network using the following strings:
Usernames: wwwadmin, user, system, sqlagent, sql, root, owner, guest, database, administrator, admin.
Passwords: 654321, 123456, 1234, 123, 111, 1, wwwadmin, user, system, sqlagent, sql, server, secret, root, password, password123, pass, pass123, owner, hidden, guest,
database, asdfgh, asdf, administrator, admin.

If successful, the worm will copy itself to the remote computer, opens ports 139 and 445 and steals the CD key of the following games:
Red Alert 2
IGI 2
Command & Conquer Generals
FIFA 2003
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2
The Gladiators
Soldier of Fortune II
Rainbow Six III RavenShield
Battlefield 1942 Road To Rome
Battlefield 1942
Counter-Strike
Unreal Tournament 2003
Half-Life

Also collects system information about the computer: type of the operating system, amount of memory, and the type of hardware installed.
Connects to an IRC server and can download the files of the hacker's choosing.
Can be used in a Denial of Service (DoS) attack on a Web site of the hacker's choosing.

Steps to remove this virus:

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.
3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as W32.HLLW.Moega.
4. Run Greatis antivirus (also check How To Remove section)Startup Manager to delete following registry keys:

a. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
with value: "Configuration Loaded" = "wupdated.exe" or: "Windows Update" = "mplupdate.exe"
b. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
with value: "Configuration Loaded" = "wupdated.exe" or: "Windows Update" = "mplupdate.exe"


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