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In the wild: No

Destructive: No

Language: English

Systems affected: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003

Encrypted: No

Overall risk rating:


Reported detections:


System  impact:


Information exposure:



A spyware is a program that monitors and gathers user information for different purposes. Spyware programs usually run in the background, with their activities transparent to most users. Many users inadvertently agree to installing spyware by accepting the End User License Agreement (EULA) on certain free software.

Many users consider spyware an invasive form of data gathering. Spyware may also cause a general degradation in both network connection and system performance.

The state of California classifies spyware as: programs that are installed under deceptive circumstances; software that hides in personal computers; software that secretly monitors user activity; keylogging software; and software that collects Web browsing histories.


Initial samples received on:  Dec 2, 2009

File type: PE

Memory resident: Yes  

File size: 46,083 Bytes


Download Routine

This spyware connects to the following Web site(s):

  • http://{BLOCKED}convidados.idoo.com/orkut.htm
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/atualiza.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/CAIRO.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/dll.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/drbplg.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/HUNTER.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/msnsky.js
  • http://{BLOCKED}fotoss.webcindario.com/OutLook.js

It accesses Web sites to download the following file(s):

  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\dll.exe
  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\javawins.exe
  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\javawisx.exe
  • %System%\flammentos.exe
  • %System%\javaplugt.exe
  • %System%\msnsky.exe
  • %System%\outcase.exe

(Note: %Program Files% is the default Program Files folder, usually C:\Program Files.%System% is the Windows system folder, which is usually C:\Windows\System on Windows 98 and ME, C:\WINNT\System32 on Windows NT and 2000, or C:\Windows\System32 on Windows XP and Server 2003. )

Affected Platforms

This spyware runs on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Server 2003.


Minimum scan engine version needed: 8.900

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Virus pattern version needed : 6.969.00

Pattern release date:  Apr 3, 2010

Important note: The "Minimum scan engine" refers to the earliest Trend Micro scan engine version guaranteed to detect this threat. However, Trend Micro strongly recommends that you update to the latest version in order to get comprehensive protection. Download the latest scan engine here.


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

 Step 1: Identify and terminate files detected as TSPY_LDPINCH.CHP  [learn how]


  1. For Windows 98 and ME users, Windows Task Manager may not display all running processes. In this case, please use a third-party process viewer, preferably Process Explorer, to terminate the malware/grayware/spyware file. You may download the said tool here.
  2. If the detected file is displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer but you cannot delete it, restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, refer to this link for the complete steps.
  3. If the detected file is not displayed in either Windows Task Manager or Process Explorer, continue doing the next steps.

 Step 2:  Search and delete these files  [learn how]

*Note: There may be some component files that are hidden. Please make sure you uncheck Hide protected operating system files in Folders Option>View tab, and then 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.

  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\dll.exe
  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\javawins.exe
  • %Program Files%\Internet Explorer\javawisx.exe
  • %System%\flammentos.exe
  • %System%\javaplugt.exe
  • %System%\msnsky.exe
  • %System%\outcase.exe

 Step 3: Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as TSPY_LDPINCH.CHP  

*Note: 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.