Spybot.HS, a variant of Spybot, is a Trojan. Spybot.HS uses IRC networks to spread and has automatic updating capabilities. Spybot.HS steals certain information from an infected computer.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Spybot.HS allows control of a victims' computer remotely by sending specific commands via IRC channels. This backdoor can also steal data, spread to the local network, and to computers vulnerable to exploits.
It drops the following file upon execution:
It will then pass the control over to the dropped file and delete itself after execution.
Spybot.HS also checks for the existence of the following mutex to ensure that there is only one instance of itself running in memory:
Spybot.HS adds these registry value launch points:
It also adds the following registry entry as part of its installation routine:
It also creates the following registry entry to allow itself to bypass the Windows Firewall:
Spybot.HS also connects to the following IRC server:
It then joins the following IRC channel:
Once connected, Spybot.HS awaits for commands from a remote user. It may perform the following backdoor operations:
This backdoor may spread through local networks by taking advantage of the following vulnerabilities:
Spybot.HS is packed with ASProtect 2.1 and ASPack 2.12