Threat Encyclopedia

TSPY_KEYLOG.ZGD

Publish date: October 09, 2012

ANALYSIS BY

Lord Alfred Remorin


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded by other malware/grayware, Downloaded from the Internet


This spyware may be downloaded by other malware/grayware from remote sites.

It logs a user's keystrokes to steal information.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

424,960 bytes

File Type:

EXE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

16 Aug 2012

Payload:

Connects to URLs/IPs, Logs keystrokes

Arrival Details

This spyware may be downloaded by the following malware/grayware from remote sites:

  • TROJ_DLOADR.ZGD

It may be downloaded from the following remote sites:

  • http://{BLOCKED}unty.net/orange/first-time/msreg.exe

Installation

This spyware drops the following component file(s):

  • %User Startup%\Monitor Properties.lnk

(Note: %User Startup% is the current user's Startup folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{User name}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.)

Information Theft

This spyware logs a user's keystrokes to steal information.

Stolen Information

This spyware saves the stolen information in the following file:

  • %User Profile%\Application Data\version.dat

(Note: %User Profile% is the current user's profile folder, which is usually C:\Windows\Profiles\{user name} on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\Profiles\{user name} on Windows NT, and C:\Documents and Settings\{user name} on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.)

Drop Points

Stolen information is uploaded to the following websites:

  • http://{BLOCKED}llgarments.eu

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

9.200

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

9.328.06

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

16 Aug 2012

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Remove the malware/grayware file that dropped/downloaded TSPY_KEYLOG.ZGD

     
    • TROJ_DLOADR.ZGD

Step 3

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TSPY_KEYLOG.ZGD

Step 4

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 5

Search and delete the file detected as TSPY_KEYLOG.ZGD

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files in the search result.

Step 6

Search and delete these files

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There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the "More advanced options" option to include all hidden files and folders in the search result.
  • %User Startup%\Monitor Properties.lnk
  • %User Profile%\Application Data\version.dat

Step 7

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TSPY_KEYLOG.ZGD. 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.


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