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Spyware.SpyKeylogger - Removal

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:56 AM
Type:
Spyware
Version:
1.30
Publisher:
Spy-Key-Logger.com
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
SpyKeylogger-install.exe kl.dll skl.dll skl.exe sklc.dll skls.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall Spyware.SpyKeylogger using the Add/Remove Programs utility.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.SpyKeylogger.
  4. Delete the value that was 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 uninstall the Spyware
  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the Windows 98 taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows Me taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click "...view all Control Panel options."

    • On the Windows 2000 taskbar:
      By default, Windows 2000 is set up the same as Windows 98, so follow the instructions for Windows 98. If otherwise, click Start, point to Settings, point to Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

    • On the Windows XP taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click "Spy-Keylogger"

    Note: You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.
  3. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.

3. To scan for and delete the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Spy-Keylogger, click Delete.

    Notes:
  • If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.
  • If you ran the Add/Remove programs applet as described in the previous section, all the files may have been removed, and thus none of them will be detected.

4. 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 and delete the subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\••8•9••••-••••-••••-••3•-11••••18•••••
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\skl.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Spy-Keylogger
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Spy-Keylogger
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Eventlog\Application\SpyKeyloggerService
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SpyKeyloggerService
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\SpyKeyloggerService
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SpyKeyloggerService

  1. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  2. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "Spy-Keylogger" = "%ProgramFiles%\SpyKeyLogger\skl.exe"

  3. Delete the value [by double clicking on "Sources"]:

    "Sources" = "SpyKeyloggerService"


    in the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Eventlog\Application
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog\Application\Sources

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.


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