Spyware.Eblaster

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0
Publisher: SpectorSoft
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.Eblaster tracks email, instant messaging usage, and keystrokes. Periodically, this Spyware will send email containing the logged information to a predefined email address

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Spyware.Eblaster.

Transmission


Must be installed on the system by executing a file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 17, 2018 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 17, 2018 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2003

Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0
Publisher: SpectorSoft
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows


When the installer for Spyware.Eblaster is executed, it does the following:

  1. Creates the following files:
    • %System%\nvrcr32.dll
    • %System%\rmashlex.dll


      Note: %System% is a variable. The spyware locates the System folder and copies itself to that location. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

  2. Creates these registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\XmLdrKLocation = {0C887F38-5178-43DA-B9F0-B856141FCDA4}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{6A6A1EAE-13E1-4DC7-8014-B7677EF6D47A}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{0C887F38-5178-43DA-B9F0-B856141FCDA4}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{2BE166ED-F16C-46DE-B623-3575FD985D6D}


When Spyware.Eblaster runs, it monitors email messages and instant messaging communication. This spyware does not indicate that it is running.

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:33:00 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0
Publisher: SpectorSoft
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows


  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Delete the keys that were added to the registry. Restart the computer.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.Eblaster.


1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater" for detailed instructions.


2. Deleting the keys from the registry

WARNING: 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 keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to and delete these keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
    ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad\XmLdrKLocation = {0C887F38-5178-43DA-B9F0-B856141FCDA4}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{6A6A1EAE-13E1-4DC7-8014-B7677EF6D47A}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{0C887F38-5178-43DA-B9F0-B856141FCDA4}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\CLASSES\CLSID\{2BE166ED-F16C-46DE-B623-3575FD985D6D}

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.
  5. Restart the computer.

3. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For more information, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Spyware.Eblaster, click Delete.