• Threat Type: Spyware

  • Destructiveness: No

  • Encrypted:

  • In the wild: Yes


This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.


File Size: 249,928 bytes
File Type: EXE
Memory Resident: Yes
Initial Samples Received Date: 04 Feb 2015

Arrival Details

This spyware arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.


This spyware creates the following folders:

  • \Documents and Settings\Wilbert\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Autostart Technique

This spyware adds the following registry entries to enable its automatic execution at every system startup:

MiNiMartx = "\Documents and Settings\Wilbert\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MiNiMartx.exe"

Other System Modifications

This spyware deletes the following files:

  • %User Profile%\Cookies\index.dat

(Note: %User Profile% is the current user's profile folder, which is usually C:\Documents and Settings\{user name} on Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003, or C:\Users\{user name} on Windows Vista and 7.)

This report is generated via an automated analysis system.


Minimum Scan Engine: 9.700

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

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 3

Delete this registry value

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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
    • MiNiMartx = "\Documents and Settings\Wilbert\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MiNiMartx.exe"

Step 4

Search and delete this folder

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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 folders in the search result.
  • \Documents and Settings\Wilbert\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Step 5

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

Step 6

Restore this file from backup only Microsoft-related files will be restored. If this malware/grayware also deleted files related to programs that are not from Microsoft, please reinstall those programs on you computer again.

  • %User Profile%\Cookies\index.dat

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