Amokk Joiner


· Overview ·
· Origins ·
· Distribution ·
· Operation ·
· Detection and Removal ·
· Research ·



Overview

Alias:

Trj/AmokJoiner [Panda], Trojan Horse [Panda], TrojanDropper.Win32.AmokJoiner [Kaspersky], Win32.Amok [Computer Associates], Win32/Amok!Dropper [Computer Associates], Win32/Amok!Joiner [Computer Associates], Win32/TrojanDropper.AmokJoiner trojan [Eset]

Category:

Binder: A tool that combines two or more files into a single file, usually for the purpose of hiding one of them. A binder compiles the list of files that you select into one host file, which you can rename. A host file is a simple custom compiled program that will decompress and launch the source programs. When you start the host, the embedded files in it are automatically decompressed and launched. When a trojan is bound with Notepad, for instance, the result will appear to be Notepad, and appear to run like Notepad, but the Trojan will also be run.

Dropper: In viruses and trojans, the dropper is the part of the program that installs the hostile code onto the system.

Trojan: Any program with a hidden intent. Trojans are one of the leading causes of breaking into machines. If you pull down a program from a chat room, new group, or even from unsolicited e-mail, then the program is likely trojaned with some subversive purpose. The word Trojan can be used as a verb: To trojan a program is to add subversive functionality to an existing program. For example, a trojaned login program might be programmed to accept a certain password for any user's account that the hacker can use to log back into the system at any time. Rootkits often contain a suite of such trojaned programs.

Similar Pests:

Binder · Dropper · Trojan

Origins

Author:

AmOkk

Group:

DbC

Date of Origin:

June, 2002

Distribution

Prevalence:

  • Amokk Joiner: < 0.00005%
  • More Info

    Clot Factor:

  • Amokk Joiner: 1
  • The "Clot Factor" is a measure of how much a pest "gums up" a machine by adding registry entries, files, and directories. As more objects are placed in a machine, manual removal becomes more difficult and more error-prone.

    Operation

    Storage Required:

  • Amokk Joiner: at least 345 KB
  • Detection and Removal

    Automatic Removal:

    PestPatrol detects this.

    PestPatrol removes this.



    Manual Removal:

    Follow these steps to remove Amokk Joiner from your machine. Begin by backing up your registry and your system, and/or setting a Restore Point, to prevent trouble if you make a mistake.
    Stop Running Processes:

    Kill these running processes with Task Manager:

    Remove Files:

    Remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer:

    Research

    File Analyses:

    More Info:

  • AllTheWeb, AltaVista, AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, Google, HotBot, Lycos, LookSmart, MSN, Yahoo!
  • Research By:

  • PestPatrol's Pest Research Center
  • Last Revised:

    April 25, 2005