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Threat Encyclopedia

TSPY_ONLINEG.MU

ANALYSIS BY

kathleenno


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

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

  • Threat Type:Spyware

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: Yes

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN FILE:

8.270.01

FIRST VSAPI PATTERN DATE:

06 Jul 2011

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

Since this malware uses rootkit technology, detection and removal using normal and safe mode methods may not eliminate it completely. This procedure restarts the system using the Windows Recovery Console.

  1. Insert the Windows Installation CD into the CD drive, then Press the restart button.
  2. Upon prompt, press any key to boot from the CD.
  3. On the main menu, type r to go to the Recovery Console.
  4. Type the drive that contains Windows (usually C:) and press Enter.
  5. In the input box, type the following then press Enter:
    del %User Profile%\Application Data\cleanhtm.exe
  6. Type exit and press Enter to restart the system normally.

Step 3

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • cleanhtm = "%User Profile%\Application Data\cleanhtm.exe"

Step 4

Remove these strings added by the malware/grayware/spyware in the HOSTS file

[ Learn More ]
    {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.118.187 www.google.com
    {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.118.188 search.yahoo.com
    {BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.118.188 www.bing.com
"

Step 5

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TSPY_ONLINEG.MU. 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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