Spyware.SpyOutside

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:24 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.2
Publisher: www.currentchaos.tk
Risk Impact: High
File Names: spyoutside.exe Sp0.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.SpyOutside is a commercial spyware program. It has keylogging and screen capture capabilities, and can be run in the background, hidden from the user.

This spyware can use FTP or email to send all the logs to a remote server or email address.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Spyware.SpyOutside.

Transmission


The installation program must be manually executed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 23, 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 27, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 23, 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 01, 2005

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:24 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.2
Publisher: www.currentchaos.tk
Risk Impact: High
File Names: spyoutside.exe Sp0.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


When Spyware.SpyOutside is installed, it does the following:

  1. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Config.ini
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\License.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Pics\<random filename>.jpg
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\RCon.woc
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\ReadMe.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Remove.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Sp0.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Sp0.exe.manifest
    • %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\uninstall.ini

      Note: %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  2. Adds the value:

    "nwss" = "%ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Sp0.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  3. Creates the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CurrenTChaoS - Sp0 -

    and adds the following values:

    "UninstallString" = ""C:\Program Files\SpYOuTSiDe\\Remove.exe""
    "DisplayName" = "CurrenTChaoS - Sp0 -"
    "DisplayIcon" = "C:\Program Files\SpYOuTSiDe\\Remove.exe"
    "DisplayVersion" = "1.2"
    "HelpLink" = ""
    "HelpTelephone" = ""
    "Publisher" = "CurrenTChaoS"
    "URLInfoAbout" = "[http://]www.CurrenTChaoS.Tk/[REMOVED]"
    "URLUpdateInfo" = "[http://]www.CurrenTChaoS.MxHosT.NeT/[REMOVED]/Spyoutside.php"

  4. Can be configured to take screenshots at regular intervals, and saves the screenshots as:

    %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe\Pics\[DATE AND TIME].jpg

    Note: [DATE AND TIME] represents the file name based on the date and time the security risk saves the screenshots.

  5. Logs keystrokes in the file RCon.woc.

  6. Releases the keylog and screenshots information through one of the following:

    • Posting to the domain currentchaos.com.
    • Sending the information to a preconfigured email address.
    • Uploading to an FTP server.


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:24 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 1.2
Publisher: www.currentchaos.tk
Risk Impact: High
File Names: spyoutside.exe Sp0.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


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

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall SpyOutside Software using the uninstall file.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete the related files and folders.
  5. 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 uninstall SpyOutside Software using the program's uninstall file
Navigate to %ProgramFiles%\SpYOuTSiDe and double-click Remove.exe .


3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.

    Note: If you ran the Add/Remove programs applet as described in the previous section, all the files may have been removed, and thus none of them will be detected.
  2. If any files are detected as Spyware.SpyOutside 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.


4. To delete the related files and folders
  1. Navigate to %ProgramFiles%.
  2. Delete the folder "SpYOuTSiDe" and all the files contained within that folder.

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.
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit

      Then click OK.

    3. Navigate to the key:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    4. In the right pane, delete the value:

      "nwss" = "C:\Program Files\SpYOuTSiDe\Sp0.exe"

    5. Navigate to, and delete the registry key:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CurrenTChaoS - Sp0 -

    6. Exit the Registry Editor