MSN/Windows Live and/or Yahoo IM Malware

Today I was confronted with malware and here are my results:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\conime.exe\wcoredk.exe


netstat –aon -> showed the as destination

While it runs, wcoredk.exe ‘kills’ Sysinternals Tcpview/Nirsoft CurrPorts and Sysinternals Process Explorer. –> Finally, ANVIR helped me out!!!

Furthermore it disables ‘Show hidden files and folders’ shortly after it was set, and despite it had an PID it hasn’t an process name so it wasn’t listed under any task manager.

So looks like it is/was an Rootkit dressed Trojan/Mailer.

But the AV vendors are working onto it now:

1.) McAfee Labs

McAfee Labs – Beaverton

Current Scan Engine Version:5400.1158

Current DAT Version:5896.0000

Thank you for your submission.

Analysis ID: 5815572

File Name Findings Detection Type Extra


wcoredk.exe |new detection |spam-mailbot.u |Trojan |yes

AVERT has caught an issue with the EXTRA.DAT we generated for you. Your submission is

being forwarded to an AVERT Researcher for further analysis. In the meantime, it is

recommended that you update your DAT and engine files and scan your computer again.

You will be contacted through e-mail with the results of our analysis.

new detection [wcoredk.exe]


2.) Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Malware Detection Center

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