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Win32.Holar.H@mm

MEDIUM
HIGH
(I-Worm.Hawawi.e (Kaspersky))

Symptoms

  • the registry entries:

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\Explore]
    [HKCU\DeathTime]


  • the files HAwa.pif and explore.exe in the Windows System folder;

  • copies of the worm (with names listed in the next section), also in the Windows System folder;
  • Removal instructions:

    BitDefender can disinfect or delete automatically the files infected by this particular virus. The modified registry entries should be corrected manually.

    1. If you don't have BitDefender installed click here to download an evaluation version;

    2. Make sure that you have the latest updates using BitDefender Live!;

    3. Make the following changes in the windows registry:

      Note: Please make sure to modify only the values that are specified. It is also recommended to backup the windows registry before proceeding with these changes. For more information on backing the registry please read the FAQ.

      1. Select Run... from Start, then type regedit and press Enter;

      2. Delete the following keys:

        [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\Explore]
        [HKCU\DeathTime]

    4. You may also run the command:

      regsvr32 /u smtp.ocx

      and delete the file smtp.ocx.

    5. Reboot the system

    6. Perform a full scan of your system (selecting, from the Action tab, the option Prompt user for action). Choose to delete all the files infected with Win32.Holar.H@mm.

    Analyzed By

    Bogdan Dragu<br /> BitDefender Virus Researcher<br />

    Technical Description:

    The virus was written in Visual Basic and compressed with UPX.

    When run, it will copy itself as HAwa.pif and will drop its embedded components: smtp.ocx (an SMTP ActiveX control used to send email messages; this component is registered using regsvr32) and the executable explore.exe.

    The registry entry

    [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\run\Explore]

    is created to run the worm at every start-up. The executable's read-only, hidden and system file attributes are set.

    An empty file 0.mpeg is created and open (usually, with Media Player); this is probably meant to trick users to believe they had actually downloaded a (corrupted) multimedia file.

    Copies of the worm are created in the Windows System folder with the following names:

    Hot_Show.pif
    Short_vClip.pif
    Broke_ass.pif
    Beauty_VS_Your_FaCe.pif
    Endless_life.pif
    Hearts_translator.pif
    Shakiraz_Big_ass.pif
    Sweet_but_smilly.pif
    Lo0o0o0o0oL.pif
    Gurls_Secrets.pif
    Tedious_SeX.pif
    Leaders_Scandals.pif
    HaWawi_N_Hawaii.pif
    Come_2_Cum.pif
    Tears_of_Happiness.pif
    White_AmeRica.pif
    Famous_PpL_N_Bad_Setuations.pif
    XxX_Mpegs_Downloader.pif
    Teenz_Raper.pif
    Real_Magic.pif
    The_Truth_of_Love.pif
    unfaithful_Gurls.pif
    How_to_improve_ur_love.pif
    AniMaL_N_Burning_Ladies.pif
    Aint_it_Funny.pif
    ToolAv01w32.pif

    The virus scans for target email addresses in .txt, .htm, .html, .dbx files and in Internet Explorer's cache. The format of the emails sent is chosen from the following combinations of Subject line and Body (the attachment is one of the files named above):


    '''*< Love Speaks it all >*'''
    Hii
    Try this great program allowing u to translate 100 languages
    just write a passage in english and chose a language to get the traslation
    Friends@Internet.com
    one of my friends used it with his arabian gf and it worked successfully ;)
    so , Now we can say ' Love Speaks it All ' :)

    Co0o0o0o0oL
    i thing the subject is enough to describe the attached file !
    Bye

    Wussaaaaaaaap?
    check it out and replay your opinion
    Cya

    Fw: . You're gonna love it ;)
    You're gonna love it ;)
    delete it after reading , Professor :P

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey
    i've got this surprise from a friend :)
    it really deserves a few minutes of your time.

    Should i email u first to email me?
    u don't know how much ur emails mean to me.
    i wish u like this email and plzz don't forget me :)

    WoW But not for NoW
    coz i couldn't get the other part of it ,
    any way , check it out
    having alil thing is better than nothing :P

    y0 Ain't Got Shyt !
    All u can get is burning ur self
    Coz all we can do is to watch, nothing for us to touch :(

    Why Do We FOk?
    let me answer ,,,
    hummmmmmmmm
    Coz we Burn Our selves by watching ********** like the one i attached :P

    Hi
    i'v got it from a group called
    it really fits us , check it out carefully :)
    bye

    Q
    what does it look likt?

    I REATTACHED THE SHYT U SENT
    Hummm , It looks like something men can't live without
    ha? did u get it?
    if not , enjoy ur Eyes by Seeing it ;) this one is deferent!

    Hiiiii
    you seem to be mad @ me coz i didn't send u anything for along time,
    i didn't forget u , but i was busy , i've got all o
    f ur emails
    thanx :) and i hope u accept this one as an apology.

    Heeelllooo , anybody home????
    i tried many times to send u this email but ur account was out of storage as i think
    any way , make sure that i didn't and i won't forget u :)
    C ya Forgotten :P

    Why did u send me this shyt?
    THANX BUT I DON'T ACCEPT SEX MATERIALS FROM STRANGERS.
    I SAW THEM N I WONDERED HOW U COULD DO SO ?
    PLEASE DON'T EMAIL ME

    Re:Hi
    No thanx , keep it for you :)

    Lo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0oL
    Measure your intelligence , the power of your mind and the speed of
    your reaction by answering several Qs , don't forget to send me your mark.
    Don't forget , send me the project in a zipped file :)
    Bye

    I took 3.5/10 :P
    Let's see who is more intelligent than the other!
    Good Luck
    hurry up !!!
    this is the last one i could find ,

    To Early To Have Sex!
    When i saw it i didn't believe that she was only 8 yrs old.
    but when i saw the blood and heard the voice of her :( i got Shocked

    Fw:Send it to all of the ppl u love
    Don't Believe ur self, I don't Love Ya :P
    But i Don't know why i sent this to u.
    Make use of it , Bye ;)

    Surpise !
    I'm in a harry ,
    Send me any clip with voice like the one i attached .
    And stop sending the booooring pictures

    For your elegant Taste
    elegant ppl should satisfy thier taste with elegant things ;)

    Again?
    I sent this email to another body :P and he replayed saying Thanx !!
    i always write your email wrongly.
    but unfortunately, i don't remember you
    ummm, if u like it replay to me , and don't forget to write ur signature to make
    sure that i didn't send the email to a wrong one ;)

    Who are you??????
    i'm fine , thanx for asking :)
    and thanx for the nice attachements.
    i will be waiting for u emaill to remind me of your self.
    Hummm , i hope u accept this show as an apology.

    The Spanish Beauty
    it's a mix of the Arabian beauty & the european grace !

    Virus Alert !
    Dear User,
    satisfy your eyes with the beauty that u have never seen ;)
    I've Got it :)
    I've got it from KaZaA network ,
    it seems not to be full but that's all i could find :(

    Helloooooooo
    attachment :) bye
    I've got your email , but you forgot to upload the attachments.
    Don't be selfish , i sent you all the files i have, send me anything :(

    If u are booooored ...
    i found it in my Recycled , i know u love this kind of thing ;)

    Dispatch@McAfee.com
    McAfee.com Has recieved an infected message from you .We believe that you are infected with Win32/HaWawi@MM Virus.
    Please download the attached tool (ToolAv01w32) which will help you to clean your PC. For more information :
    *Create an email addressed to virus_research@nai.com.
    Your name, phone number, address, and email address
    Operating system
    Anti virus engine version (e.g. 4.1.20)
    DAT file version (e.g. 4.0.4140)
    Browser version
    Nature of problem


    The virus will also attempt to copy itself in the Kazaa shared folder if this file sharing application is installed, using the names listed above. This way, other Kazaa users might download it from the infected user.

    Payload: The registry entry

    [HKCU\DeathTime]

    is initialized with 0 when the virus is installed; each time the virus is run again (when Windows is restarted), the value of the entry is incremented; when it reaches 30, the virus attempts to delete all .exe, .jpg, .doc, .pps, .ram, .zip files, and it displays the following message boxes:















    Finally, the virus will shutdown Windows; the operating system and all installed applications will have to be reinstalled.