Spyware.StingKeyLogger

Spyware.StingKeyLogger

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Publisher:
SRC Technologies
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
svchost.exe StingWare KeyLogger.msi keylogger.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Spyware.StingKeyLogger is a spyware program that logs keystrokes.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Spyware.StingKeyLogger.

Behavior


The file must be manually executed to install this program.

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 May 05, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 11, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Spyware.StingKeyLogger is installed, it performs the following actions:

  1. Creates the following files:

    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\StingWare\KeyLogger Support.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\StingWare\KeyLogger.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\StingWare\Uninstall.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\StingWare\KeyLogger Support.url
    • %ProgramFiles%\StingWare\stng.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\StingWare\svchost.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\{36B40193-4F10-4D8C-96D7-8544CCC6F704}\StingWare KeyLogger.msi
    • %Windir%\Installer\cefbfc.msi
    • %Windir%\Installer\{76E2367E-9311-47FC-A83E-7375099675C5}\NewShortcut1_76E2367E931147FCA83E7375099675C5_5.exe
    • %Windir%\WSD.DLL
    • %System%\msadodc.ocx -- This is a legitimate component needed for some applications written in Visual Basic. It may be used by other applications on your computer.

      Notes:
    • %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.
    • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows (Windows 95/98/Me/XP) or C:\Winnt (Windows NT/2000).
    • %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\StingWare
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{76E2367E-9311-47FC-A83E-7375099675C5}

  3. Adds the value:

    "C:\Program Files\StingWare\" = ""

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders

  4. Adds the value:

    "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StingWare\" = ""

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders

  5. Adds the value:

    "WinAppLog" = ""C:\Program Files\StingWare\svchost.exe" /h"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that Spyware.StingKeyLogger runs every time Windows starts.

  6. Logs keystrokes silently.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall StingWare KeyLogger using the Add/Remove Programs utility.
  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 update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


2. To uninstall the Security Risk
  1. Do one of the following:
    1. On the Windows 98 taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    2. On the Windows Me taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.
        If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click "...view all Control Panel options."

    3. On the Windows 2000 taskbar:
      By default, Windows 2000 is set up the same as Windows 98, so follow the instructions for Windows 98. If otherwise, click Start, point to Settings > Control Panel, and then click Add/Remove Programs.

    4. On the Windows XP taskbar:
      1. Click Start > Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. Click StingWare KeyLogger.


    Note:
    You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list. If you cannot locate the application in the list, please skip to step 3.

  3. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.


3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.

    Note: If you ran the Add/Remove programs applet as described in the previous section, all the files may have been removed, and thus none of them will be detected.
  2. If any files are detected as Spyware 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 risk 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 risk 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 risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk 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. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    • 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 risk 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. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

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. Read 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 subkeys:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\StingWare
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{76E2367E-9311-47FC-A83E-7375099675C5}

      1. Navigate to the key:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders

        In the right pane, delete the value:

        "C:\Program Files\StingWare\" = ""

      2. Navigate to the subkey:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders

        In the right pane, delete the value:

        "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\StingWare\" = ""

      3. Navigate to the subkey:

        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

        In the right pane, delete the value:

        "WinAppLog" = ""C:\Program Files\StingWare\svchost.exe" /h"

      4. Exit the Registry Editor.

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