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Threat Encyclopedia

HKTL_CAIN


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
REPORTED INFECTION:
SYSTEM IMPACT RATING:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Hacking Tool

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

SSAPI PATTERN File:

0.884.29

SSAPI PATTERN Date:

02 Feb 2010

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Identifying the Spyware Files

  1. Scan your computer with your Trend Micro Anti-Spyware product.
  2. Note the path and file name of all files detected as HKTL_CAIN.

Trend Micro Anti-Spyware customers need to download the latest anti-spyware pattern file before scanning their computer. Other users can use Housecall, the Trend Micro online threat scanner.

Step 3

Terminate a process file/s detected as HKTL_CAIN

[ Learn More ]

*Note: If the detected file/s is/are not displayed in theWindows Task Manager, continue doing the next steps.


Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

[ Learn More ]

Step 5

Delete this registry value

[ Learn More ]

Important: Editing the Windows Registry incorrectly can lead to irreversible system malfunction. Please do this step only if you know how or you can ask assistance from your system administrator. Else, check this Microsoft article first before modifying your computer's registry.


 
  • In HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Cain\Settings
    WorkDir = %Program Files%\Cain

Step 6

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as HKTL_CAIN. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.

NOTES:
Before proceeding to Step 4, use the Grayware Uninstall Option:

  1. Click Start>Settings>Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs.
  3. In the displayed list, choose the following program:
     Cain & Abel v4.9.25
  4. Click on Change/Remove.
  5. Follow the instructions on the dialog box that appears.
  6. Close the Add/Remove Programs window, and the Control Panel window


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