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PUA.Solimba

PUA.Solimba

Updated:
June 29, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.Solimba is a potentially unwanted application that may download additional software on the computer.

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

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 03, 2017 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 23, 2014 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 04, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 2014
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The application claims to be a download manager for well-known clean applications such as:
  • PDF to Word Converter
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate
  • FLVMPlayer

When the application is executed, it offers to install other applications as a bundle.



Note: The application does not display the name of the bundled applications that it offers to install.

The application may connect to the following remote locations in order to retrieve a list of bundled applications to install:
  • api.socdn.com
  • cdn.solimba.com
  • img1.dowload.vn

The application then creates the following files:
  • %Temp%\nswD.tmp\drm.exe
  • %Temp%\nswD.tmp\nsE.tmp
  • %Temp%\nswD.tmp\nsExec.dll
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\09E7C563\app.min[1].css
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\226-7587[1].txt
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\app.min[1].js
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\0HAZ4TMZ\downloadcomvn-sprite[1].js
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C5YRWH63\downloadcomvn-app.min[1].js
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C5YRWH63\NoIcon[1].jpg
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\K5UZ816B\ender.min[1].js

The application displays a EULA for third party applications.





Note: In some cases, the 'Skip' button may be faded or grey to trick the user into hitting the 'Next' button.

The application displays a message box when cancelling the additional software downloads.

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.