PUA.Torrent101

PUA.Torrent101

Updated:
26 June 2015
Name:
Torrent101; BitGrabber; BitRoll
Version:
3.2.0.0
Publisher:
WakeNet
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.Torrent101 is a potentially unwanted program that can be used as a Torrent client application. The program installs a Browser Helper Object and displays advertisements on the computer.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 26, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as Torrent101.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 26 June 2015 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version 03 July 2007 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version 26 June 2015 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 04 July 2007
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is executed, it creates the following folders:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber\Data
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll\Data
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101\Data
  • %UserProfile%\Favorites\Online Gaming
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitGrabber
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitRoll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Torrent101
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Skins
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Skins
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support
  • %ProgramFiles%\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Skins
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support
  • %SystemDrive%\My Downloads

Next, the program drops the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber\Data\downloads.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber\Data\downloads.dat.bkp
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber\Data\metadata.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitGrabber\Data\metadata.dat.bkp
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll\Data\downloads.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll\Data\downloads.dat.bkp
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll\Data\metadata.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\BitRoll\Data\metadata.dat.bkp
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME]
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\Dart Rect Creative.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME ONE].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME TWO].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME THREE].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\readmename.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101\Data\downloads.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101\Data\downloads.dat.bkp
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101\Data\metadata.dat
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Torrent101\Data\metadata.dat.bkp
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]\Cookies\[USER NAME]@ad.yieldmanager[ONE RANDOM NUMBER].txt
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]\Cookies\[USER NAME]@ayb.netbios-wait[ONE RANDOM NUMBER].txt
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]\Cookies\[USER NAME]@inside.bitroll[ONE RANDOM NUMBER].txt
  • C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER]\Cookies\[USER NAME]@inside.torrent101[ONE RANDOM NUMBER].txt
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\BitGrabber.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\BitRoll.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Torrent101.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\bis[ONE RANDOM CHARACTER FILE NAME ONE].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\bis[ONE RANDOM CHARACTER FILE NAME TWO].exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\bis[ONE RANDOM CHARACTER FILE NAME THREE].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME][RANDOM FILE NAME]
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME ONE].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME TWO].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\[RANDOM FILE NAME THREE].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitGrabber\BitGrabber.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitGrabber\Uninstall BitGrabber.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitRoll\BitRoll.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\BitRoll\Uninstall BitRoll.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Torrent101\Torrent101.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Torrent101\Uninstall Torrent101.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\BitGrabber.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\BitGrabber.TRC
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\minime.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\settings.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\settings.stp
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\SkinCrafterDll.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Skins\Quadro.skf
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\connecting.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\default.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\dots.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\logo.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\porttest_error.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\Support\porttest_start.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\TorrentManager.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitGrabber\unins000.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\BitRoll.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\BitRoll.TRC
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\minime.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\settings.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\settings.stp
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\SkinCrafterDll.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Skins\Flexi.skf
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\connecting.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\default.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\dots.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\logo.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\porttest_error.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\Support\porttest_start.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\TorrentManager.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\BitRoll\unins000.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\minime.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\settings.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\settings.stp
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\SkinCrafterDll.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Skins\Zorg.skf
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\connecting.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\default.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\dots.gif
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\logo.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\porttest_error.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Support\porttest_start.htm
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Torrent101.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\Torrent101.TRC
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\TorrentManager.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Torrent101\unins000.exe
  • %Windir%\Tasks\[RANDOM FILE NAME].job

It then creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"army logo" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\readmename.exe"

The program then creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BookDriveBat
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup Once Inside
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\keep inside loud
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WakeNet
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BitGrabber
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BitRoll
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3FFBBD07-EB2D-4305-982B-21DA43DED39C}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Torrent101
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TorrentManager.WebManager
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TorrentManager.WebManager.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{970CC246-0D83-4FFA-9832-62F19B4505CB}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BitGrabber_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BitRoll_is1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Torrent101_is1

It also creates the following registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\"DownloadUI" = "{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"netbios-wait.com" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"netsearchsoft.com" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"www.netbios-wait.com" = ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"www.netsearchsoft.com" = ""

The program can then be used as a Torrent client application.

It creates two hidden Internet Explorer processes that stay resident after the application is closed.

The program downloads a copy of Adware.Lop onto the computer.

It also installs a Browser Helper Object and displays advertisements in Internet Explorer.
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)
If you are running Windows Me or Windows XP, we recommend that you temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file on your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:

Note: When you are completely finished with the removal procedure and are satisfied that the threat has been removed, reenable System Restore by following the instructions in the aforementioned documents.

For additional information, and an alternative to disabling Windows Me System Restore, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in the _Restore Folder (Article ID: Q263455).

2. To update the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0, or newer products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated daily. These products include newer technology.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2005, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, or earlier products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated weekly. The exception is major outbreaks, when definitions are updated more often.


  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them.

The latest Intelligent Updater virus definitions can be obtained here: Intelligent Updater virus definitions . For detailed instructions read the document: How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater .

3. To run a full system scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.

    For Norton AntiVirus consumer products: Read the document: How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.

    For Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise products: Read the document: How to verify that a Symantec Corporate antivirus product is set to scan all files.


  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected, follow the instructions displayed by your antivirus program.
Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, How to start the computer in Safe Mode . Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.
After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [FILE PATH]
Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified subkeys only. For instructions refer to the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry .
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit
  3. Click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  4. Navigate to and delete the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BookDriveBat
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup Once Inside
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\keep inside loud
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WakeNet
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.torrent
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BitGrabber
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BitRoll
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{3FFBBD07-EB2D-4305-982B-21DA43DED39C}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Torrent101
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TorrentManager.WebManager
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TorrentManager.WebManager.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{970CC246-0D83-4FFA-9832-62F19B4505CB}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BitGrabber_is1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BitRoll_is1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Torrent101_is1

  5. Navigate to and delete the following registry entries:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"army logo" = "%UserProfile%\Application Data[RANDOM FOLDER NAME]\readmename.exe"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\"DownloadUI" = "{D5792AA9-D373-4039-8670-2CDAB6A71F15}"
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"netbios-wait.com" = ""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"netsearchsoft.com" = ""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"www.netbios-wait.com" = ""
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\"www.netsearchsoft.com" = ""

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.