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Admincash.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Admincash.A
Technical name:W32/Admincash.A
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trj/Admincash.A, Bube, Beavis
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It downloads malware to the affected computer and disables the System Restore characteristic, Windows Update and the security warnings displayed on Windows XP when either the firewall, the antivirus program or Windows Update are disabled.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Jan. 30, 2005
Detection updated on:Feb. 21, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Admincash.A is a Trojan that downloads malware to the affected computer, using a list of web addresses that it obtains from a certain website.

Admincash.A creates or modifies entries in the Windows Registry, in order to carry out the following actions:

  • Disable the System Restore characteristic on Windows XP.
  • Enable the built-in firewall on Windows XP.
  • Disable Windows Update.
  • Disable the security warnings displayed on Windows XP when either the firewall, the antivirus program or Windows Update are disabled.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Admincash.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.