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SpyKillerPro

Updated:
March 3, 2008 1:32:51 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
SpyKillerPro
Publisher:
mastertools.us
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the errors.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\SpyKillerPro.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\SpyKillerPro\SpyKillerPro.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\SpyKillerPro\Uninstall.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\backup.lst
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\helper.sys
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\icon.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\license.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\pn.cfg
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\SpyKillerPro.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\SpyKillerProUpdate.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\SpyKillerPro_log.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\spyware.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\ver.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\SpyKillerPro\whitelist.cfg


Next, the program creates the following registry entries so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Outerinfo" = "C:\WINDOWS\Outerinfo.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"SpyKillerPro" = "C:\Program Files\SpyKillerPro\SpyKillerPro.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"anti_troj" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\anti_troj.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"dmime" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\dmime.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"quartz" = "C:\WINDOWS\System32\quartz.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"winavx" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinAvXX.exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"windows update loader" = "C:\WINDOWS\xpupdate.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"System" = "C:\WINDOWS\krln32.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Tapicfg.exe" = "tapicfg.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Windows Framework" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\scvh0st.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"anti_troj" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\anti_troj.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"bantool" = "bantool.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"cssrss.exe" = "cssrss.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"mmnext06" = "C:\WINDOWS\trjdwnl.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"shellbn" = "C:\WINDOWS\shlext32.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"vmlib" = "vmlib.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"winavx" = "C:\WINDOWS\system32\WinAvXX.exe"


It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SpyKillerPro
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6C6B8C69-9285-4D94-8492-9E920C8C2B65}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9a19966f-ae0e-4699-8cce-9b6f5f1c352c}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{ABCDECF0-4B15-11D1-ABED-709549C10000}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D714A94F-123A-45CC-8F03-040BCAF82AD6}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SpyKillerPro
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SpyKillerPro
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SpyKillerProFilter
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-dcf7-f96da086b434}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{74f25a2c-22b3-4023-8f1a-ca616c30a8b5}
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