Dishonest antivirus software which tricks users into buying or installing it, usually by infecting a user's computer, or by pretending the computer is infected.


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Technical Details

This is the detection for the rogue antispyware program AntiSpySpider, and the downloaders it installs on the infected system.

The presence of this rogue on a system is characterized by the presence of these files:

  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\sft.res
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\sockins32.dll
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\sockots64.dll

And these registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{66186F05-BBBB-4a39-864F-72D84615C679}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{66186F05-BBBB-4a39-864F-72D84615C679}\InProcServer32& @ = "sockins32.dll"& ThreadingModel = "Apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFFFFFFF-BBBB-4146-86FD-A722E8AB3489}&&& &&& @ = "Microsoft copyright"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{FFFFFFFF-BBBB-4146-86FD-A722E8AB3489}\InprocServer32& @ = "sockins32.dll"& ThreadingModel = "Apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{66186F05-BBBB-4a39-864F-72D84615C679}&&& @&&& "Systray component"& Locale = "EN"& StubPath = "rundll32 sockins32.dll,InitModule"& IsInstalled = dword:00000001& Version = "1,0,0,2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FFFFFFFF-BBBB-4146-86FD-A722E8AB3489}&&& &&&
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad& WebProxy = "{66186F05-BBBB-4a39-864F-72D84615C679}"


The malware will attempt to retrieve information from the following locations:


When the malware is in the system the installation process begins with this screen:

After installation, the following "registration request" message appears:

Then this screen will show:

If you click the "Scan" button, the program will report that your system has a lot of infections, but it shows no breakdown of the infections:

And it will report these infections even if the system is clean to dupe the user into purchasing the registered version.

Date Created: 2009-03-30 05:06:05.0

Date Last Modified: 2009-04-22 05:34:52.0