PUA.Win32.FusionCore.MB.component - Threat Encyclopedia - Trend Micro AE (2024)

Analysis by: Leidryn Saludez

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Dropped by other malware, Downloaded from the Internet

This Potentially Unwanted Application arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Arrival Details

This Potentially Unwanted Application arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

Installation

This Potentially Unwanted Application drops the following files:

  • %User Temp%\nslC3AE.tmp
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\skin.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\language_lookup.ini
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\{2 random characters}\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_cn\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_tw\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\nsProcess.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\modern-wizard.bmp
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\System.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\AnvsoftNsisPlugin.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Fusion.dll
  • %User Temp%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\csshover3.htc
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\ie6_main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\browse.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\button.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\checkbox.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\progress-bar.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\button-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg-corner.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\images\Loader.gif
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\locale\{2 random characters}.locale
  • %User Temp%\ns68C3E40F\0707E08F.tmp
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\bootstrap_14762.html
  • %Program Files%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Math.dll
  • %User Temp%\nslC3AE.tmp
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\skin.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\language_lookup.ini
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\{2 random characters}\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_cn\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_tw\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\nsProcess.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\modern-wizard.bmp
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\System.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\AnvsoftNsisPlugin.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Fusion.dll
  • %User Temp%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\csshover3.htc
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\ie6_main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\browse.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\button.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\checkbox.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\progress-bar.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\button-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg-corner.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\images\Loader.gif
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\locale\{2 random characters}.locale
  • %User Temp%\ns68C3E40F\0707E08F.tmp
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\bootstrap_14762.html
  • %Program Files%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Math.dll

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000(32-bit), XP, and Server 2003(32-bit), or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 2008(64-bit), 2012(64-bit) and 10(64-bit).. %Program Files% is the default Program Files folder, usually C:\Program Files in Windows 2000(32-bit), Server 2003(32-bit), XP, Vista(64-bit), 7, 8, 8.1, 2008(64-bit), 2012(64-bit) and 10(64-bit) , or C:\Program Files (x86) in Windows XP(64-bit), Vista(64-bit), 7(64-bit), 8(64-bit), 8.1(64-bit), 2008(64-bit), 2012(64-bit) and 10(64-bit).)

It creates the following folders:

  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\images
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\locale
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui
  • %User Temp%\ns68C3E40F

(Note: %User Temp% is the current user's Temp folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name}\Local Settings\Temp on Windows 2000(32-bit), XP, and Server 2003(32-bit), or C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Temp on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 2008(64-bit), 2012(64-bit) and 10(64-bit).)

Other Details

This Potentially Unwanted Application connects to the following possibly malicious URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}asa.com/

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.800

SSAPI PATTERN File:

19.416.52

SSAPI PATTERN Date:

21 Jun 2024

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Search and delete these folders

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden folders in the search result.

  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\images
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\locale
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui
  • %User Temp%\ns68C3E40F

Step 4

Search and delete this file

[ Learn More ]

There may be some files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the "More advanced options" option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.

  • %User Temp%\nslC3AE.tmp
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\Down@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg1@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg2@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg3@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bg_fusion@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_btn_m@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\bk_combo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\browse@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\checkbox@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\close@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\custom@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\edit@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\express@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\finish@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\icon@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\install@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\logo@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\minimal@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\ok@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_background@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\progress_fore@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\scrollbar@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\setup-logo-avc@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\shadow@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide00@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide01@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide02@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\slide03@2x.png
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\skin.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\language_lookup.ini
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\{2 random characters}\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_cn\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\AVC_Setup\res\locales\zh_tw\locale.xml
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\nsProcess.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\modern-wizard.bmp
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\System.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\AnvsoftNsisPlugin.dll
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Fusion.dll
  • %User Temp%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\csshover3.htc
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\ie6_main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\main.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\browse.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\button.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\checkbox.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\progress-bar.css
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\button-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg-corner.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\css\sdk-ui\images\progress-bg2.png
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\images\Loader.gif
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\locale\{2 random characters}.locale
  • %User Temp%\ns68C3E40F\0707E08F.tmp
  • %User Temp%\nsd{Random}\bootstrap_14762.html
  • %Program Files%\{Random}.log
  • %User Temp%\nsgDDC4.tmp\Math.dll

Step 5

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as PUA.Win32.FusionCore.MB.component. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check the following Trend Micro Support pages for more information:

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