This spyware may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It may be dropped by other malware.
It retrieves specific information from the affected system.
This spyware may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.
It may be dropped by the following malware:
This spyware retrieves the following information from the affected system:
It connects to the following IP addresses and websites to send stolen information:
Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.
Note that not all files, folders, and registry keys and entries are installed on your computer during this malware's/spyware's/grayware's execution. This may be due to incomplete installation or other operating system conditions. If you do not find the same files/folders/registry information, please proceed to the next step.
Restart in Safe Mode
Remove the malware/grayware file dropped/downloaded by TSPY_FAKEMS.C. (Note: Please skip this step if the threat(s) listed below have already been removed.)
Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TSPY_FAKEMS.C. 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.