Spyware.GuardMon

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 9.49
Publisher: Guardian Software
Risk Impact: High
File Names: GDMgr.exe; GDAdmin.exe; gsp.dll
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.GuardMon is a commercial spyware program designed to monitor all forms of user activity on a computer.

Symptoms


One or more files detected as Spyware.GuardMon.

Transmission


This program 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 May 26, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 09, 2011 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 27, 2005

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 9.49
Publisher: Guardian Software
Risk Impact: High
File Names: GDMgr.exe; GDAdmin.exe; gsp.dll
Systems Affected: Windows


The following are features of Spyware.GuardMon:

  • Logs keystrokes and records downloaded files.
  • Monitors Internet usage and Instant Messenger conversations.
  • Takes screenshots and records inbound and outbound e-mails.

When Spyware.GuardMon runs, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the following files:

    • %System%\gsp.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\gsp.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\GDMgr.exe
    • %System%\GDSys\GDH.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\GDAdmin.exe
    • %System%\GDSys\GDHelp.chm
    • %System%\GDSys\guardian.css
    • %System%\GDSys\INSTALL.LOG
    • %System%\GDSys\logo.jpeg
    • %System%\GDSys\*.dat
    • %System%\GDSys\*.CDX
    • %System%\GDSys\*.dbf
    • %System%\GDSys\*.FPT
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\GuardianMonitor.lnk

      Note:
    • %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 %System% (Windows XP).
    • %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 following legitimate files:

    • %System%\vbzip10.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\c4dll.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\dbghelp.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\dten600.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\dXTList.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\ExCalendar.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\ezAVI26.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\eztoolslib.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\instlsp.exe
    • %System%\GDSys\ipworks5.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\ltkrn13n.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\msmask32.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\mx50.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\SmartUI2.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\smtp50.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\SpOrder.Dll
    • %System%\GDSys\SSubTmr6.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\strace.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\UNWISE.EXE
    • %System%\GDSys\vbalFlBr6.dll
    • %System%\GDSys\vbalTab6.ocx
    • %System%\GDSys\zlib-1.dll

  3. Adds the value:

    "GDMgr.exe" = "%System%\GDSys\gdmgr.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  4. Creates the following registry keys:

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    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SaxSmartUI.SmartItem
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SaxSmartUI.SmartItems
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SaxSmartUI.SmartUI
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SSubTimer6.CTimer
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SSubTimer6.GSubclass
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SSubTimer6.ISubclass
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxStrings
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxStrings.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxTreeList
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxTreeList.2
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxTreeLocalizer
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.dxTreeLocalizer.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLBand
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLBand.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLColumn
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLColumn.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLOptions
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLOptions.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLRowStyle
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLRowStyle.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLTreeNode
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xATLTreeNode.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xTransferObject
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TreeList.xTransferObject.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vbalFolderBrowse6.cBrowseForFolder
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vbalFolderBrowse6.cCaptureBF
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vbalFolderBrowse6.ICaptureBF
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\vbalTabStrip6.TabControl
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Guardian Software
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000012
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000013
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000014
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000015
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000016
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000017
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\WS2IFSL
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000012
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000013
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000014
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000015
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000016
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9\Catalog_Entries\000000000017
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WS2IFSL

  5. Installs itself as a Layered Service Provider so that it can monitor network traffic.

  6. Creates a service with the following attributes:

    Service Name: "WS2IFSL"
    Display Name: "Windows Socket 2.0 Non-IFS Service Provider Support Environment"
    Path to executable: "%System%\drivers\ws2ifsl.sys"
    Startup type: "Manual"

    Note: This is a legitimate service and is used by LSPs which do not use IFS (Installable File System) supported sockets.

  7. Runs in stealth mode so that the taskbar and desktop icons are hidden. The default hotkey combination to return the program from stealth mode is ALT+SHIFT+G although this is configurable. The program may also be password protected.

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:22 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: 9.49
Publisher: Guardian Software
Risk Impact: High
File Names: GDMgr.exe; GDAdmin.exe; gsp.dll
Systems Affected: Windows


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

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Locate the uninstaller.
  3. Run a full system scan.
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. Locating the uninstaller
    1. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the folder %System%\GDSys.
    2. Locate the file UNWISE.EXE and double-click it.
    3. Follow any prompts.
    4. Restart your computer

      Note: %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).

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.
Important: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, Windows may be using the file. To fix 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.