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Spyware.DDominator

Spyware.DDominator

Updated:
November 02, 2007
Name:
Detective Dominator
Version:
3.3
Publisher:
Detective Dominator
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

Spyware.DDominator is a spyware program that may steal sensitive information from the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 01, 2007 revision 033
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 07, 2007
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}\[RANDOM NAME].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}\[RANDOM NAME].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Installer\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}\[RANDOM NAME].exe
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software\Detective Dominator Demo\Detective Dominator Demo.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software\Detective Dominator Demo\Readme-Help.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\DDDemo.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\EventScheduler.mdb
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\Help.rtf
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\Localization.txt
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\Localization.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\riched32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\RunAtStartupTool.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\vbalflbr6.dll
  • C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Detective Dominator Demo.lnk
  • %Windir%\Installer\[RANDOM NAME].msi


Next, the program creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{30F77321-0F25-4376-A36B-619A2FE01A1E}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C477619E-66B2-4EE9-A977-E6C3554E35B8}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E5B91392-1DD4-4B12-8D8D-87577377F432}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{E4A05A59-6B1E-48AB-94A1-5CD4AD88CF6D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{CC73B3EA-A12E-4BB1-99D8-B2544B39F624}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{B118631B-198C-4762-940F-F3508D382A6F}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A1166B10-8555-4F03-9880-9B57DF93E30A}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{15D837F5-9E3B-425F-A5ED-9E3A6608345D}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.cBrowseForFolder
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.cCaptureBF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.ICaptureBF
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com\Detective Dominator
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com\Detective Dominator\Settings
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Features\10CEEB5A9ED76CD439F50EF4342F289D
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\10CEEB5A9ED76CD439F50EF4342F289D
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\C368CE6580EA42E43A1F96341C869DED
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\UpgradeCodes\C368CE6580EA42E43A1F96341C869
  • HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software
  • HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software
  • HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Detective Dominator


It then creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\" " = "DDDemo"

It also creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "%ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software\Detective Dominator Demo\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software"


The program performs the following actions on the computer:
  • Records keystrokes
  • Records screenshots
  • Gathers information about previous Web sites visited
  • Records lists of programs executed by the user





It sends the gathered information to a remote user through email.

The program can run in stealth mode so that it prevents users from detecting it's presence.
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.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

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.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2006, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 10.0, or newer products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated daily. These products include newer technology.

    If you use Norton AntiVirus 2005, Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition 9.0, or earlier products, LiveUpdate definitions are updated weekly. The exception is major outbreaks, when definitions are updated more often.


  • 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.

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 run a full system scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.

    For Norton AntiVirus consumer products: Read the document: How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.

    For Symantec AntiVirus Enterprise products: Read the document: How to verify that a Symantec Corporate antivirus product is set to scan all files.


  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected, follow the instructions displayed by your antivirus program.
Important: If you are unable to start your Symantec antivirus product or the product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, you may need to stop the risk from running in order to remove it. To do 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 the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the threat may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [FILE PATH]
Message body: Windows cannot find [FILE NAME]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

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.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the threat may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  4. Navigate to and delete the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{30F77321-0F25-4376-A36B-619A2FE01A1E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{C477619E-66B2-4EE9-A977-E6C3554E35B8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E5B91392-1DD4-4B12-8D8D-87577377F432}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{E4A05A59-6B1E-48AB-94A1-5CD4AD88CF6D}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{CC73B3EA-A12E-4BB1-99D8-B2544B39F624}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{B118631B-198C-4762-940F-F3508D382A6F}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{A1166B10-8555-4F03-9880-9B57DF93E30A}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{15D837F5-9E3B-425F-A5ED-9E3A6608345D}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.cBrowseForFolder
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.cCaptureBF
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\vbalFolderBrowse6.ICaptureBF
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A5BEEC01-7DE9-4DC6-935F-E04F43F282D9}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com\Detective Dominator
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DetectiveDominator.com\Detective Dominator\Settings
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Features\10CEEB5A9ED76CD439F50EF4342F289D
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\Products\10CEEB5A9ED76CD439F50EF4342F289D
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\C368CE6580EA42E43A1F96341C869DED
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Installer\UpgradeCodes\C368CE6580EA42E43A1F96341C869
    HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software
    HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder\Start Menu2\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software
    HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\Detective Dominator

  5. Navigate to and delete the following registry entries:

    HKEY_ALL_USERS\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\" " = "DDDemo"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "%ProgramFiles%\DD Demo\"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software\Detective Dominator Demo\"
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\"Folders" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\DetectiveDominator.com Software"


  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

    Note: If the risk creates or modifies registry subkeys or entries under HKEY_CURRENT_USER, it is possible that it created them for every user on the compromised computer. To ensure that all registry subkeys or entries are removed or restored, log on using each user account and check for any HKEY_CURRENT_USER items listed above.