SecurityRisk.QD2

SecurityRisk.QD2

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
installer.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


SecurityRisk.QD2 allows Active-X controls from certain Web sites to be downloaded and executed without prompting the user. This security risk can allow actions such as installing toolbars and changing the Internet Explorer home page.

Symptoms


You Symantec program detects SecurityRisk.QD2.

Behavior


This .dll file can be installed by other Adware programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 30, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 11, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 30, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When SecurityRisk.QD2 is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Adds the value:

    "(Default)"="QD2"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{F72CBC6D-6CBE-4570-AD54-4A51BFF58036}

  2. Adds the value:

    "(Default)"="{7EB15626-CB8E-4174-8A72-C055B12B4310}"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QD2.QD2Loader\CLSID

  3. Adds the value:

    "{Default}"="[path to installer.dll]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7EB15626-CB8E-4174-8A72-C055B12B4310}\InprocServer32

  4. Adds the value:

    "{Default}"="[path to installer.dll]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{F72CBC6D-6CBE-4570-AD54-4A51BFF58036}\1.0\0\win32

  5. Allows Active-X controls from certain Web sites to be downloaded and executed without the user's knowledge.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Unregister the installer.dll file.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


2. To unregister the installer.dll file
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type, or copy and paste, the following text:

    regsvr32 /u "[path to installer.dll]"

    then click OK.

  3. If a dialog box confirming this action appears, click OK.


3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as SecurityRisk.QD2 and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support Security Risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports Security Risk detection, and Security Risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the threat so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the threat that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer.

4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.

Note:
This is done to make sure that all the keys are removed. They may not be there if regsvr32 removed them.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

  3. Navigate to and delete the following subkeys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{F72CBC6D-6CBE-4570-AD54-4A51BFF58036}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\QD2.QD2Loader
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7EB15626-CB8E-4174-8A72-C055B12B4310}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{F72CBC6D-6CBE-4570-AD54-4A51BFF58036}

  4. Exit the Registry Editor.


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