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Adware.Henbang

Adware.Henbang

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
1.0
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
A0066055.exe hap.dll webad.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.Henbang displays pop-up advertisements on the compromised computer.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Adware.Henbang.

Behavior


It has been reported that Adware.Henbang is downloaded from Web sites.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 21, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 19, 2004 revision 024
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 22, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 22, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Adware.Henbang is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates some of the following files:

    • %System%\popcounts.ini.
    • %System%\history.ini
    • %System%\hdp.ini
    • %System%\proc.ini
    • %System%\hda.ini
    • %System%\unregister.ini
    • %System%\drivers\Khdap.sys
    • %System%\drivers\Madbp.sys
    • %System%\drivers\Pupw.sys
    • %System%\drivers\Ustqilnr.sys
    • %System%\hap.dll
    • %System%\uninstall.exe
    • %System%\webad.dll
    • %System%\win.htm
    • %System%\winhtp.dll
    • %System%\hap.log
    • %System%\distributer.txt
    • %System%\history.ini
    • %System%\win.htm
    • %Windir%\hbsetup.log
    • %Desktop%\Henbang Secretary.lnk
    • %Startup%\Henbang Secretary.lnk
    • %StartMenu%\Programs\Henbang Secretary\Henbang Secretary.lnk
    • %StartMenu%\Programs\Henbang Secretary\Readme.lnk
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\hdp\adoc.txt

      Note:
    • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
    • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.
    • %Desktop% is a variable that refers to the Windows Desktop folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop (Windows 95/98/Me) or C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    • %Startup% is a variable that refers to the Startup folder. By default this is C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Documents and Settings\[USER NAME]\Start Menu\Programs\Startup (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    • %StartMenu% is a variable that refers to the location of the Start Menu folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\Start Menu (Windows 95/98/Me) or C:\Documents and Settings\[USER NAME]\Start Menu (Windows Windows NT/2000/XP).

  2. Creates the following legitimate files if they do not already exist:

    • %Windir%\UNWISE.EXE
    • %Windir%\UNWISE.INI

  3. Creates some of the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\
    {2D6F6BFF-1796-4779-9BA3-5F20F17E5CEA}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\
    {71246576-0183-4C11-AF74-D377EC2209C4}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\
    {AE9C1B10-C380-4363-8620-7C6311169BAA}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XPWindow.XWindow
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XPWindow.XWindow.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1363F829-37F1-4763-9FBA-E8BB564D95EE}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EF991B92-4308-454C-94BB-E0322A511BAB}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{315A06D6-FCA7-45EA-B77D-EE7B90041224}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B58A1EFB-3DEE-4493-93B9-4DE3F99C8AEE}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DownloadStart.DownloadValue
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DownloadStart.DownloadValue.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Monitor.URLMonitor
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Monitor.URLMonitor.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
    \Stats\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
    \Stats\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\hap
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HAPHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\BrowserAssistant.BrowserHAP
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\BrowserAssistant.BrowserHAP.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\CLSID\{AEF6F648-78D8-4456-BEE7-5ADE23D209FD}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\Interface\{CF1C62E9-AC73-4647-A99C-D2213FFDA728}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\TypeLib\{25E5E3D6-0C5C-44BD-A4BE-7A1C1285D1BB}
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{AEF6F648-78D8-4456-BEE7-5ADE23D209FD}

  4. Adds the value:

    "helperdll" = "Rundll32 %System%\drivers\Pupw.sys,Rundll32"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  5. Adds the value:

    "Enable Browser Extensions" = "yes"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

  6. Creates the following folders

    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Program\Programs\Henbang Secretary
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\hdp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\

      Note:
    • %UserProfile% is a variable that refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER] (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  7. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\HBlibrary.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\henbang.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\XPWindow.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\default.hta
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\0_delete.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\0_edit.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\adorn.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\arrow.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\arrow_up.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\bgtlbar.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\close_hover.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\close_normal.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\dropdown.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\expand.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\Henbang.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\henbang.ico
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\icon_close.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\INSTALL.LOG
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\item.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\links.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\localTool.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\logo.jpg
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\manager.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\MenuItems\menu_category.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\MenuItems\menu_home.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\minus.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\NavBar\Game.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\NavBar\Henbang.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\NavBar\Leisure.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\NavBar\Page.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\NavBar\Sys.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\nav_hover.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\nav_normal.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\nav_select.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\open_hover.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\open_normal.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\Page.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\passport.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\password.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\plus.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\search.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\tab_hover.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\tab_normal.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\tbtitle.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\title_bg.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\top_bg.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\UNWISE.EXE
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Images\UNWISE.INI
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\myCategory.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\myFreeArea.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\myHomePage.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\mySites.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\myTools.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\readme.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Scripts\footer.js
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Scripts\header.js
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\slChannel.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\slChannelLink.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\slSubChannel.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stChannels.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stMyChannel.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stMyFreeArea.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stMyHomePage.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stMySites.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stMyTools.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stPassport.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\stSearchEngines.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\style.css
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\Uninstall.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\bottom.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\Buttons.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\Checkbox.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\close.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\left.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\max.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\min.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\Radio.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\restore.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\right.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\theme.ini
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\xpstyle\top.bmp
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\ads.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\Channel.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\Channel_0.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\Channel_Common.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\channel_default.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\config.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\FreeInfo.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\HotWords.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\HotWords.xsl
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\MySites.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\MyTools.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\Passports.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\SearchEngines.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\UrlLib.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\HDP\Henbang\_data\UrlList02.xsl

  8. Attempts to access a Web site on the henbang.net domain.

  9. Displays pop-up advertisements on the compromised computer.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. Delete any values added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


2. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support security risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports security risk detection, and security risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the risk so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the risk that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

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 risk 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.
    3. 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. Read the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry .
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit

      Then click OK.

      Note: If the registry editor fails to open the risk 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.

    3. Navigate to the subkey:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\Run

    4. In the right pane, delete the value:

      "helperdll" = "Rundll32 %System%\drivers\Pupw.sys,Rundll32"

    5. Navigate to and delete the following subkeys:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\
      {2D6F6BFF-1796-4779-9BA3-5F20F17E5CEA}
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\
      {71246576-0183-4C11-AF74-D377EC2209C4}
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\
      {AE9C1B10-C380-4363-8620-7C6311169BAA}
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XPWindow.XWindow
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\XPWindow.XWindow.1
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{1363F829-37F1-4763-9FBA-E8BB564D95EE}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{EF991B92-4308-454C-94BB-E0322A511BAB}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{315A06D6-FCA7-45EA-B77D-EE7B90041224}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{B58A1EFB-3DEE-4493-93B9-4DE3F99C8AEE}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DownloadStart.DownloadValue
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DownloadStart.DownloadValue.1
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Monitor.URLMonitor
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Monitor.URLMonitor.1
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
      \Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
      \Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
      \Stats\{3ED9FFDA-79DB-4B2D-99B7-16EA3C4A3A92}
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext
      \Stats\{616D4040-5712-4F0F-BCF1-5C6420A99E14}
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\hap
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\HAPHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\BrowserAssistant.BrowserHAP
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\BrowserAssistant.BrowserHAP.1
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\CLSID\{AEF6F648-78D8-4456-BEE7-5ADE23D209FD}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\Interface\{CF1C62E9-AC73-4647-A99C-D2213FFDA728}
      HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT%\TypeLib\{25E5E3D6-0C5C-44BD-A4BE-7A1C1285D1BB}
      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
      \{AEF6F648-78D8-4456-BEE7-5ADE23D209FD}

    6. Exit the Registry Editor.