Dirty Decrypt: yet another ransomware that crypt your files and asks for a ransom.

New ransomware variant, Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A, that crypt your files. With new versions decrypting files isn't viable anymore.

New ransomware variant, Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A, that blocks the PC and crypt files.

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When executed, the Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A, copy itself into the following folders:

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Facebook\[random name].exe
%ProgramFiles%\MSN GAMING ZONE\[random name].exe
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\programs\startup\[random name].exe
%UserProfile%\AppData\Local\{51541F38-A835-42DE-A0D9-44CFF196937F}\[random name].exe

Size: 429568 byte
MD5: c99f8dec0cef7c8e4596f2e2f4e10588

It also creates another file, Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.B in:


Size: 24576 byte
MD5: 1d27a7210f54a047264f23c7506e9506

Based upon the OS version, the trojan could copy itself into these locations:

C:\Program Files\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe
C:\Users\[YOUR USER]\AppData\Roaming\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR USER]\Application Data\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR USER]\Local Settings\Application Data\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe

the Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A edit these registry keys, so it'll be executed at the startup:

[random name] = %UserProfile%\Impostazioni locali\Dati applicazioni\Facebook\[random name].exe

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
[Userinit] = c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe,%ProgramFiles%\MSN GAMING ZONE\[nome casuale].exe

It is also executed by the start menu:

%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\programs\startup\[nome casuale].exe

The Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.B hides itself by editing the following registry key::

[DirtyDecrypt] = "%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Dirty\DirtyDecrypt.exe\" \hide

This trojan edits some registry keys to disable these services:
  • wscsvc, Action center in Windows Vista, 7, 8
  • wuauserv, Windows' automatic updates
After approximately 5 minutes after the execution of the virus, a full-screen borderless window showing a Police announcement appears and blocks the PC.

 The Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A  crypt the following document formats with the RSA crypt system:
  • 7z
  • avi
  • doc
  • docm
  • docx
  • jpeg
  • jpg
  • mpeg
  • mpg
  • pdf
  • png
  • rar
  • rtf
  • wmv
  • xls
  • xlsm
  • xlsx
  • zip
Example of a crypted image:

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Example of a crypted RTF document:

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If executed, Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.B  shows the following window:

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To decrypt the crypted files the ransomware asks for the following amount of money, based on the chosen currency:
  • 100 EUR
  • 100 GBP
  • 200 USD
Possible payments methods shown are:
  • Ukash
  • PaySafeCard
  • MoneyPak
The Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A use the following domain (located in Amsterdam) to handle the payment request:


Trojan.Win32.DirtyDecrypt.A is removed by VirIT eXplorer since version 7.4.48.

The first version of the malware had been exploited, so that you could decrypt files without paying the ransome.
Unfortunately the exploit was corrected from the malware's creators so it is not possible to get the files back anymore.
For some kind of files it's still possible to get back a part of them, although it is very likely to loose the file by corrupting it.

Analysis by eng. Gianfranco Tonello
C.R.A.M. (Anti-Malware Research Center)
by TG Soft

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