Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:38:36 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Version: 1.1
Publisher: Panterasoft
Risk Impact: High
File Names: Keyspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B keeps a log of keystrokes. It may be hidden from the computer user.

Symptoms


The presence of one or more files detected as Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B.

Transmission


An executable file must be installed on the system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 19, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 21, 2004

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:38:36 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Version: 1.1
Publisher: Panterasoft
Risk Impact: High
File Names: Keyspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B can do the following:

  • Log keystrokes
  • Run in hidden mode. It can be unhidden by pressing Ctrl+Alt+K.

When Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B is installed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the folder, %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger. (This is configurable).

  2. Creates the following files:
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\Keyspy.exe: Main logger and configurator. Detected as Hacktool.KeyloggPro.B.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\kh.dll: Keyboard hook library.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\Homepage.url: Product homepage link.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\Readme.txt: Documentation.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\license.txt: License information.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\uninstall.exe: Uninstaller.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\Uninstall.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\Keyboard Logger.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\Readme.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\Homepage.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\Advanced version.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Keyboard Logger\License.lnk: Start menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Keyboard Logger.lnk: Start menu link.
    • %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\KEYS.LOG: Log file.

  3. Adds the value:

    "KLog" = "%ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\Keyspy.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the Hacktool runs when you start Windows.

  4. Creates the following registry keys/values:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paterasoft\KeySpy\"Autostart" = "0x1"
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paterasoft\KeySpy\"Hided" = "0x0"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\KeySpy\"DisplayName" = "Keyboard Logger (remove only)"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\KeySpy\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\uninstall.exe"


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:38:36 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Version: 1.1
Publisher: Panterasoft
Risk Impact: High
File Names: Keyspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B.
  3. Restart the computer in Safe mode.
  4. Run a full system scan.
  5. Delete the values that were 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 Hacktool
  1. Navigate to %ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger.
  2. Double-click uninstall.exe.

3. To restart the computer in Safe mode
Shut down the computer and turn off the power. Wait for at least 30 seconds, and then restart the computer in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode . "

4. To run the scan
This is done to make sure that all the files were uninstalled.
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Hacktool.KeyLoggPro.B, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:


    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support Security Risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports Security Risk detection, and Security Risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the threat so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the threat that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

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

Note:
This is done to make sure that all the keys are removed. They may not be there if the uninstaller removed them.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit, then click OK.
  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right plane, delete the value:

    "KLog" = "%ProgramFiles%\Keyboard Logger\Keyspy.exe"

  5. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Paterasoft

  6. In the left plane, delete the subkey:

    KeySpy

  7. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

  8. In the left plane, delete the subkey:

    KeySpy

  9. Exit the Registry Editor.