Spyware.AppsTraka

Spyware.AppsTraka

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
3.16
Publisher:
OdiSoft
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
appstraka316.exe AppsTraka.exe dtsproc.dll dtsview.exe svcagnt.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Spyware.AppsTraka monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and takes screenshots.

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Spyware.AppsTraka.

Behavior


This program must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 08, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 13, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Spyware.AppsTraka is installed, it performs the following actions:
    1. Creates the following files:

      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\AppsTraka\AppsTraka.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Scout 4\Desktop Scout Agent.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Scout 4\Desktop Scout on the Web.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Scout 4\Desktop Scout Viewer.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Desktop\AppsTraka.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Desktop\Desktop Scout Viewer.lnk
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka\AppsTraka.exe
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka\Appstraka.html
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka\Register.html
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka\unins000.dat
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka\unins000.exe
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4\dtsproc.dll
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4\dtsview.exe
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4\dtsview.url
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4\svcagnt.exe
      • %ProgramFiles%\\DTS4\unins000.dat
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4\unins000.exe
      • %System%\Akeylg32.dll
      • %System%\Appdlg32.dll
      • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DTSCache\modapp\[Random Digits].dts


        Note:
      • %UserProfile% is a variable that refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> (Windows NT/2000/XP).
      • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.
      • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).

    2. Creates the following registry keys:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AppsTraka_is1
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OdiSoft
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\DTSKeyFile
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GPDTS4
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\dtsagntsvc
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
      HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\GPDTS3
      HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4

    3. Adds the value:

      "ATSpooler" = ""C:\Program Files\AppsTraka\AppsTraka.exe" /r"

      to the registry key:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

      so that the risk runs when you start Windows.

    4. Adds the value:

      "OwnerID" = "[Randon Digits]"

      to the registry subkey:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    5. Monitors user activity, logs keystrokes, and takes screenshots.



    The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
    1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
    2. Update the virus definitions.
    3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.AppsTraka.
    4. Delete any values added to the registry.
    5. Delete files and folders created by the risk
    For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

    1. To disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP)
    If you are running Windows Me or Windows XP, we recommend that you temporarily turn off System Restore. Windows Me/XP uses this feature, which is enabled by default, to restore the files on your computer in case they become damaged. If a virus, worm, or Trojan infects a computer, System Restore may back up the virus, worm, or Trojan on the computer.

    Windows prevents outside programs, including antivirus programs, from modifying System Restore. Therefore, antivirus programs or tools cannot remove threats in the System Restore folder. As a result, System Restore has the potential of restoring an infected file on your computer, even after you have cleaned the infected files from all the other locations.

    Also, a virus scan may detect a threat in the System Restore folder even though you have removed the threat.

    For instructions on how to turn off System Restore, read your Windows documentation, or one of the following articles:
    Note:
    When you are completely finished with the removal procedure and are satisfied that the threat has been removed, reenable System Restore by following the instructions in the aforementioned documents.

    For additional information, and an alternative to disabling Windows Me System Restore, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article: Antivirus Tools Cannot Clean Infected Files in the _Restore Folder (Article ID: Q263455).

    2. To update the virus definitions
    Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
    • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the document: Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
    • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted daily. You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the document: Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

      The latest Intelligent Updater virus definitions can be obtained here: Intelligent Updater virus definitions. For detailed instructions read the document: How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater.


    3. To scan for and delete the infected files
    1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
    2. Run a full system scan.
    3. If any files are detected as infected with Spyware.AppsTraka, click Delete.

      Note:
      If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete an infected file, Windows may be using the file. To fix this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document: How to start the computer in Safe Mode. Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

      After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with section 4.

    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 subkeys only. For instructions refer to the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry.
    1. Click Start > Run.
    2. Type regedit
    3. Click OK.

    4. Navigate to and delete the keys:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AppsTraka_is1
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\OdiSoft
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\DTSKeyFile
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Desktop Scout 4_is1
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\GPDTS4
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\dtsagntsvc
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dtsagntsvc
      HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\GPDTS3
      HKEY_USERS\Software\Microsoft\GPDTS4

    5. Navigate to the subkey:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    6. In the right pane, delete the value:

      "ATSpooler" = ""C:\Program Files\AppsTraka\AppsTraka.exe" /r"

    7. Navigate to the subkey:

      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

    8. In the right pane, delete the value:

      "OwnerID" = "[Randon Digits]"

    9. Exit the Registry Editor.


    5. Delete files and folders created by the risk
    1. Click Start > Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer
    2. Navigate to and delete the following files and folders, if they exist:

      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\AppsTraka
      • %Userprofile%\Start Menu\Programs\Desktop Scout 4
      • %Userprofile%\Desktop\AppsTraka.lnk
      • %Userprofile%\Desktop\Desktop Scout Viewer.lnk
      • %ProgramFiles%\AppsTraka
      • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\DTSCache
      • %ProgramFiles%\DTS4

    3. Exit Windows Explorer.


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