InfoKeeper

Posted: May 24, 2011

InfoKeeper Description

As of late May 2011, InfoKeeper is a recent Korean rogue anti-malware program. Most common infection vectors for InfoKeeper utilize Trojans that secretly infect your PC before warning you about fake threats. You may also be exposed to InfoKeeper or InfoKeeper's Trojans after visiting an InfoKeeper website or a general file storage website that has poor security for uploads. Rogue security programs like InfoKeeper will create fake error messages while attempting to steal your credit card information, and may also cause other security problems relating to using different applications or browsing the web. Removing InfoKeeper is most effectively accomplished by preventing InfoKeeper from running before launching a full system scan with an anti-malware program.

InfoKeeper's True Intentions and Functions

Provided that you can read Korean, InfoKeeper appears to be a normal anti-malware and security program. InfoKeeper will even fake making use of information from the Microsoft website, as part of an updates monitoring process. Sadly, although InfoKeeper pretends to offer security features, the only real features that InfoKeeper has will interfere with your OS and work in collusion with other threats, like the Trojan that delivered InfoKeeper to your doorstep.

InfoKeeper may create fake errors, pop-ups, and highly negative system scan results to trick you into thinking that your PC is playing host to countless infections and other system threats. InfoKeeper lacks any true malware detection functions, though, and can only increase your exposure to malicious software by remaining on your PC.

Other symptoms related to threats like InfoKeeper include:

  • Web browser hijacks that force you to visit the InfoKeeper home page. Hijacks may also create 'dummy' content like fake unsafe website warnings to control your web-browsing habits.
  • Seeing InfoKeeper or another rogue security program start automatically with Windows and without a way to disable this 'feature.'
  • Experiencing difficulty in using different maintenance and security programs, particularly if InfoKeeper pop-ups or other pop-ups tell you that these programs are infected.

Protect Your Personal Information and Everything Else from InfoKeeper

To avoid initial InfoKeeper attacks, try to stay away from InfoKeeper's websites. At the time of this writing, InfoKeeper's only known homepage is infokeeper.co.kr, a website that's confirmed to use Trojan-based attacks and is blacklisted by reputable anti-malware entities. You may also be exposed to InfoKeeper-related attacks by visiting general download 'warehouses' like lastdownload.com. These websites tend to be rated very poorly in security due to how easy they make it to upload malicious files.

It is worth noting that infokeeper.com is owned by an unrelated IP and isn't linked to the InfoKeeper threat at this time.

If InfoKeeper is already on your PC, do your best to ignore InfoKeeper's pop-ups and warnings while you reboot into Safe Mode. Other options include booting from a CD or rebooting into an entirely different OS that's already installed. Any of these choices will shut down InfoKeeper's attacks.

Once InfoKeeper is stopped from running, you can use any anti-malware program of your choice to remove InfoKeeper. Updating this program before you try to delete InfoKeeper is strongly encouraged, given the recent nature of the InfoKeeper threat.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\ifk_stdsti.exe
    2 c:\program files\Ifkpr
    3 c:\program files\Ifkpr\icon.ico
    4 c:\program files\Ifkpr\ifk.wax
    5 c:\program files\Ifkpr\Ifkmain.exe
    6 c:\program files\Ifkpr\ifkr1.baf
    7 c:\program files\Ifkpr\ifkr2.baf
    8 c:\program files\Ifkpr\IfkUn.exe
    9 c:\program files\Ifkpr\log
    10 c:\program files\Ifkpr\log\20110515.mpl

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

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