Spyware.SilentSpy

Spyware.SilentSpy

Updated:
13 February 2007
Version:
2.01.0005
Publisher:
www.silent-spy.com
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
SW.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Spyware.SilentSpy is a software program that monitors all the actions on local and networked computers.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Spyware.SilentSpy.

Behavior


Spyware.SilentSpy must be manually installed on your system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 01 February 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version 12 June 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 04 August 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 13 June 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Spyware.SilentSpy runs, it performs the following actions:
  1. Adds the value:

    "SSConfig" = "SW.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the spyware runs when you start Windows.

  2. Adds the subkey:

    "SW"

    to the registry keys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Enum

  3. Adds the value:

    "0" = "SW\{B7EAFDC0-A680-11D0-96d8-00AA0051E51D}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum

  4. Creates the following files:
    • C:\Silent-Spy.cnt
    • C:\Silent-Spy.hlp
    • C:\Wlp.sys
    • C:\Wlg.sys
    • C:\SW.htm

  5. Creates the folder C:\SSS, which stores screenshots that the spyware captures.

  6. Captures and logs the following items:
    • Every window that you open and interacted with.
    • All of the Web site titles and addresses that you visit.
    • All the keystrokes and windows in which the keystrokes were entered.
    • Periodic screen shots.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Delete the subkeys and values that were added to the registry.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.SilentSpy. Manually delete the files that the spyware created.

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 delete the subkeys and values from the registry

WARNING: 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.
  1. Click Start > Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    In the right pane, delete the value:

    "SSConfig" = "SW.exe"

e. Navigate to the key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software

    In the left pane, delete the subkey:

    "SW"

f. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum

    In the left pane, delete the subkey:

    "SW"

g. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\kmixer\Enum

    In the right pane, delete the value:

    "0" = "SW\{B7EAFDC0-A680-11D0-96d8-00AA0051E51D}\{9B365890-165F-11D0-A195-0020AFD156E4}"

h. Exit the Registry Editor.


i. Restart the computer.

3. To scan for and delete the files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Spyware.SilentSpy, click Delete.

    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file name. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.
  3. Using Windows Explorer, delete the following files if they exist:
    • C:\Silent-Spy.cnt
    • C:\Silent-Spy.hlp
    • C:\Wlp.sys
    • C:\Wlg.sys
    • C:\SW.htm

d. Using Windows Explorer, delete the C:\SSS folder if it exists.