Spyware.SpymodePCSpy

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:39:36 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: Version 4
Publisher: www.spymode.com
Risk Impact: High
File Names: main.exe memaker2.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.SpymodePCSpy is a spyware program that is used to secretly log keystrokes and user actions.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Spyware.SpymodePCSpy .

Transmission


Spyware.SpymodePCSpy 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 July 20, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 20, 2005

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:39:36 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: Version 4
Publisher: www.spymode.com
Risk Impact: High
File Names: main.exe memaker2.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


When Spyware.SpymodePCSpy is installed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Copies the following files, if they are not already present:

    • %Windir%\System\memaker2.txt
    • %Windir%\System\memaker2.exe
    • %Windir%\winmem132.dat
    • %System%\comdlg32.ocx
    • %System%\mswinsck.ocx
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\*.tmp

      Note:
    • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.
    • %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).
    • %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).
    • comdlg32.ocx is a legitimate Microsoft ActiveX Control file
    • mswinsck.ocx is a legitimate Microsoft Winsock Control file

  2. Modifies the value:

    "pst" = "C:\WINDOWS\system\memaker2.exe"

    in the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the adware is executed every time Windows starts.

  3. Modifies the value:

    "wrn" = "unr"

    in the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion

  4. Creates the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\pcs

  5. Creates the following legitmate registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{248DD896-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{248DD897-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{248DD892-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{248DD893-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{248DD890-BB45-11CF-9ABC-0080C7E7B78D}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSWinsock.Winsock
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MSWinsock.Winsock.1


Updated: February 13, 2007 11:39:36 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: Version 4
Publisher: www.spymode.com
Risk Impact: High
File Names: main.exe memaker2.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.
  3. Delete the values that were 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 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.SpymodePCSpy 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.

3. To delete the values from the registry

WARNING: 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.

Note: This is done to make sure that all the keys are removed. They may not be there if the uninstaller removed them.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

  3. Navigate to and delete the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\pcs

  4. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  5. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "pst" = "C:\WINDOWS\system\memaker2.exe"

  6. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\

  7. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "wrn" = "unr"