Spyware.InvisibleKey.B

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 2.1
Publisher: Amecisco, Inc.
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: iks2k21d.exe iks.sys datview.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.InvisibleKey.B is a program that logs keystrokes.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects this threat as Spyware.InvisibleKey.B.

Transmission


Spyware.InvisibleKey.B must be manually installed.

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 November 07, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 14, 2011 revision 038
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 10, 2004

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 2.1
Publisher: Amecisco, Inc.
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: iks2k21d.exe iks.sys datview.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


When Spyware.InvisibleKey.B is installed, the following actions are performed:

  1. Creates the following files:
    • %System%\drivers\iks.sys - Logger. Detected as Spyware.InvisibleKey.B.
    • %ProgramFiles%\iks\datview.exe - Log viewer/Configurator. Detected as Spyware.InvisibleKey.B.
    • %ProgramFiles%\iks\readme.txt - Documentation.
    • %ProgramFiles%\iks\license.txt - License information.
    • %ProgramFiles%\iks\order.txt - Ordering information.
    • %Userprofile%\Desktop\shortcut to datview.lnk - Desktop link.
    • %Windir%\iks.dat - Binary log file.
    • %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\iks.txt - Temporary log file created when viewing the log file via datview.exe.

      Notes:
    • %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 (Windows 95/98/Me/XP)or C:\Winnt (Windows NT/2000).
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.
    • %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).
  2. Creates the subkey:

    iks

    in the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

    and creates the following values in the subkey:

    "Type" = "0x1"
    "ErrorControl" = "0x1"
    "Start" = "0x3"
  3. Modifies the value:

    "UpperFilters" = "kbdclass"

    in the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E96B-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:40:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 2.1
Publisher: Amecisco, Inc.
Risk Impact: Medium
File Names: iks2k21d.exe iks.sys datview.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


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

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Restart the computer in Safe mode.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  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 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 ."

3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Spyware.InvisibleKey.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.

    • 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.

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 keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services

  4. In the left pane, delete the subkey:

    "iks"

  5. Exit the registry editor.