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HackTool.ares Analysis Report
Threat Submitted On: 1/26/2008 8:05:07 AM
Threat Analysed On: 1/26/2008 1:05:07 PM
Threat Updated On: 1/27/2011 4:47:21 PM
Type : HackTool
Symptoms of ares
  • Standalone file used by hackers with an intent to perform illegitimate activities on user’s system
  • The attacker may gain access to the system remotely and even capture passwords or credit card details
  • May also result in immobilization of user's anti-virus software or personal firewalls and altering the system settings
Alias : hacktool.win32.ares.a
Md5 Hash : [1acf73ed0557e6bad6db3b123d2e56bd]
File Size : (200704 bytes)

Technical Details

Here are the Technical findings of our analysis team after analyzing this malware in detail :-

Creates the following infected Files on user's System
Delete the following Files to remove Infection
File: ares.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :50f17f644fb6af03adb6fe416f373535 ( 847 bytes)
File: once is enough.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :3c311809c63a7706b577f358193bbade ( 901 bytes)
File: uninstall.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :621cbaaaa089561671cf120e35aaa610 ( 876 bytes)
File: ares.eleven
Path : %programfiles%\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :b8c834e7a3c4c1bc9e0f66de1208471a ( 113664 bytes)
File: ares.exe
Path : %programfiles%\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :61a4de3d43aa7a892ca73f1619504f0e ( 41984 bytes)
File: cswsk32.ocx
Path : %programfiles%\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :0e5f77be4990690d3616e036df5883aa ( 103336 bytes)
File: once is enough.exe
Path : %programfiles%\final ares complete edition

Md5Hash :ee8e856f4e58b30ce01bf8521ec22ebb ( 19456 bytes)
File: [randomname].exe
Path : %workingdir%

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1acf73ed0557e6bad6db3b123d2e56bd ( 200704 bytes)
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ee8e856f4e58b30ce01bf8521ec22ebb ( 19456 bytes)
Also creates the following files on user's System which are also created by Genuine Software :-
These file(s) can be kept as they are also created by genuine Software.
File : ginstall.dll
Path : %systemdrive%\temp

Md5Hash :2644550081e333aef9862ffab50c15c8 ( bytes)


1. %allusersprofile% Refers to the windows all users profile folder. By default it is 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users'
2. %programfiles% Refers to the program files folder. By default it is 'C:\Program Files'
3. %workingdir% Refers to the current directory in which user is working.
4. %systemdrive% Refers to the windows System drive folder. By default it is 'C:\'

Important: We strongly recommend that you backup the Registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the Registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted Files. Modify the malicious\suspicious Subkeys only.

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