SecurityRisk.MatrixSS

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:41 AM
Type: Other
Publisher: http://digital-delivery.us
Risk Impact: High
File Names: matrixscreensavers.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


SecurityRisk.MatrixSS drops various files on the computer. If these files are executed, they will install other adware programs.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects files as SecurityRisk.MatrixSS.

Transmission


This security risk must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 04, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 19, 2010 revision 039
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 08, 2005

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:41 AM
Type: Other
Publisher: http://digital-delivery.us
Risk Impact: High
File Names: matrixscreensavers.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


When SecurityRisk.MatrixSS is executed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\GoWebSite.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\MatrixScreenSavers.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\ICQ Lite.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Adobe Photoshop 7.0 Pro Installer.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Mcafee Virus Scan Full Version.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Nero Ultra CD Burning ROM Full Version.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Norton Anti-Virus Professional 2004.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Kazaa\My Shared Folder\Norton Anti-Virus Professional 2004.zip

      Notes:
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.
    • These files names are fake and are not related to the original vendor products.

  2. When the above files are executed, other adware programs are installed onto the computer.

    Note: Adware.ESDIexplorr may be one of the adware programs installed on the computer.


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:44:41 AM
Type: Other
Publisher: http://digital-delivery.us
Risk Impact: High
File Names: matrixscreensavers.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


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

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. 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. 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.