Spyware.e2give

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:06 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0.0.1
Publisher: Spyware.e2giveLLC
Risk Impact: High
File Names: iebhos.dll askearth17.exe pruttct.exe prutpct.exe skytown.exe ptech.exe prutsct.exe filgmo.
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.e2give is an Internet Explorer Browser Helper Object (BHO). It tracks where a user browses and also may monitor the length of time a user spends at a particular Web site. The user is identified by a randomly generated user ID.

It may also track the user's country, zipcode, and first name, as well as information about the user's computer. There may also be pop-up functionality when a user visits an affiliate's Web site.

Symptoms


One or more files is detected as Spyware.e2give.

Transmission


Spyware.e2give can be installed manually or by an ActiveX downloader.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 01, 2017 revision 050
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 27, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 02, 2017 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 27, 2004

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:06 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0.0.1
Publisher: Spyware.e2giveLLC
Risk Impact: High
File Names: iebhos.dll askearth17.exe pruttct.exe prutpct.exe skytown.exe ptech.exe prutsct.exe filgmo.
Systems Affected: Windows


When Spyware.e2give runs, it does the following:

  1. Downloads files from Prutect.com and 216.122.144.200.

  2. Creates one or more of the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\E2G\IeBHOs.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\data19
    • %Windir%\pi1.exe
    • %System%\pruttct.exe
    • %System%\skytown.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\filgmo.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\skytown.exe
    • %CurrentFolder%\[RANDOM NAME].exe
    • %CurrentFolder%\data.~
    • %CurrentFolder%\key.~
    • %CurrentFolder%\log.~
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\ei.exe

      Notes:
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.
    • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
    • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.
    • %UserProfile% is a variable that refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER] (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    • %CurrentFolder% is a variable that refers to the folder where the risk was originally executed.

  3. Creates the following registry subkeys:


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PTech
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\IeBHOs.DLL
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IeBHOs.Control.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IeBHOs.Control
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B0528-1EE4-4871-8546-AB34DF31E861}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B0D43-13BE-4B7C-820E-660CED71CDBF}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B482D-E087-43C9-8FD6-0F36510CF2B9}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5ADB4F-48EE-4840-8DAB-166A239F7E86}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\[Random CLSID]
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\E2G
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\e2g Plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\e2g plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AppID\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AppID\IeBHOs.DLL
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\IeBHOs.Control.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\IeBHOs.Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\TypeLib\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}


  4. Adds one or more of the following values:

    [RANDOM NAME] = [PATH TO ADWARE]

    to the registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:06 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.0.0.1
Publisher: Spyware.e2giveLLC
Risk Impact: High
File Names: iebhos.dll askearth17.exe pruttct.exe prutpct.exe skytown.exe ptech.exe prutsct.exe filgmo.
Systems Affected: Windows


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall the security risk.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.
  5. Delete any remaining files.
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 Security Risk
  1. Do one of the following:
    1. On the Windows 98 taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    2. 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."

    3. 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 > Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

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

  2. Click E2give Plug-in.


    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.

    Note: After running the Add/Remove programs applet, all the files may have been removed. You will want to run a full system scan to ensure that this is the case. However, it is possible that no files will be detected after using Add/Remove programs.

3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected, 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 risk 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 risk 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 risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk 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. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    • 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 risk 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. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

  3. Open Windows Explorer.

  4. Navigate to and delete the following files

    • %ProgramFiles%\E2G\IeBHOs.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\data19
    • %Windir%\pi1.exe
    • %System%\pruttct.exe
    • %System%\skytown.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\filgmo.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\skytown.exe
    • %CurrentFolder%\[RANDOM NAME].exe
    • %CurrentFolder%\data.~
    • %CurrentFolder%\key.~
    • %CurrentFolder%\log.~
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\ei.exe

  5. Exit Windows Explorer.

Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document, How to start the computer in Safe Mode . Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the risk may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [File path]
Message body: Windows cannot find [file name]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

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 any of the following subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\PTech
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\IeBHOs.DLL
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IeBHOs.Control.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IeBHOs.Control
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B0528-1EE4-4871-8546-AB34DF31E861}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B0D43-13BE-4B7C-820E-660CED71CDBF}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5B482D-E087-43C9-8FD6-0F36510CF2B9}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{4A5ADB4F-48EE-4840-8DAB-166A239F7E86}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\[Random CLSID]
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\E2G
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\e2g Plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\e2g plugin
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AppID\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\AppID\IeBHOs.DLL
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\IeBHOs.Control.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\IeBHOs.Control
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\TypeLib\{3B99F202-145A-4E5A-AC7B-88A36910BF5E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\CLSID\{3643ABC2-21BF-46B9-B230-F247DB0C6FD6}

  4. Navigate to the following subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

  5. In the right pane, delete the values which correspond to detected Adware files:

    [RANDOM NAME] = [PATH TO ADWARE]

  6. Exit the registry.

5. To delete any remaining files
  1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer
  2. Navigate to and delete the folder %ProgramFiles%\e2give.
  3. Exit Windows Explorer.