Spyware.CUseReporter

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:48:19 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Spyware.CUseReporter is a spyware program that monitors programs used and Web sites visited on a compromised computer.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Spyware.CUseReporter.

Transmission


This security risk can be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

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 February 15, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 03, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 15, 2006

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

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:48:19 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Low
Systems Affected: Windows


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

  1. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\CUR\CUR.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\CUR\CURC.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\CUR\Pointer.html
    • %System%\vb40032.dll (This is a non-malicious component that may be used by other applications.)
    • %System%\LRRUCRI.DAT
    • %Windir%\RRCUD1B.EXE
    • %Windir%\rucd.ini
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\Setup.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\VB40032.DLL (This is a non-malicious component that may be used by other applications.)
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\cure.exe
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Computer Use Reporter.lnk
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Computer Use Reporter.lnk
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Computer Use Reporter.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 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).
    • %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).
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  2. Creates the following folder:

    %ProgramFiles%\CUR

  3. Creates the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C4671C-499F-101B-BB78-00AA00383CBB}

    which is a legitimate subkey associated with the non-malicious file %System%\vb40032.dll.

  4. Monitors Web sites visited and programs run on the compromised computer.

Updated: February 13, 2007 11:48:19 AM
Type: Spyware
Version: n/a
Publisher: n/a
Risk Impact: Low
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 any values 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.
  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.

    • 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.

  3. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer

  4. Navigate to and delete the following files:

    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Computer Use Reporter.lnk
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Computer Use Reporter.lnk
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Computer Use Reporter.lnk

  5. Exit Windows Explorer.

Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do 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.