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Privacy Tools Pack

Posted: February 18, 2009

Privacy Tools Pack, also known as PrivacyToolsPack, is a rogue program that sells itself as an all-in-one security suite. Privacy Tools Pack is usually installed with the help of a Trojan found in a fraudulent website called Porn Tube. If you're surfing this website and try to watch a video, you'll be tricked into installing a program to watch the video, this program is the actual Trojan that downloads and installs Privacy Tools Pack. Privacy Tools Pack offers to various utilities (Cookie guarder, Secure channel, Memory wizard, Surf Protector, Registry Doctor, System Monitor) but in reality, they are of no use.

Once Privacy Tools Pack is installed, it may run its fake system scanner and generate a list of supposed spyware infections found in your computer system. To remove these "threats" you'll be lured into purchasing Privacy Tools Pack's full version. Privacy Tools Pack may start on every Windows startup.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components
    2 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases
    3 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\cg.dat
    4 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\mw.dat
    5 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\rd.dat
    6 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\sc.dat
    7 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\sm.dat
    8 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\dbases\sp.dat
    9 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\keys
    10 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\keys\cg.key
    11 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\keys\rd.key
    12 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\keys\sc.key
    13 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\keys\sp.key
    14 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\temp
    15 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\temp\settings.ini
    16 %UserProfile%\Application Data\Privacy components\temp\spfilter
    17 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Privacy components.lnk
    18 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Privacy components
    19 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Privacy components\Privacy components.lnk
    20 c:\Program Files\Privacy components
    21 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\agent.exe
    22 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq
    23 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\guide.html
    24 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images
    25 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg1.jpg
    26 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg10.jpg
    27 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg2.jpg
    28 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg3.jpg
    29 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg4.jpg
    30 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg5.jpg
    31 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg6.jpg
    32 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg7.jpg
    33 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg8.jpg
    34 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\faq\images\gimg9.jpg
    35 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\pc.exe
    36 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\sounds
    37 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\sounds\1.mp3
    38 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\sounds\3.mp3
    39 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools
    40 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc
    41 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\ca.crt
    42 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\libeay32.dll
    43 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\libssl32.dll
    44 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\OemWin2k.inf
    45 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\openvpn.exe
    46 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\tap0801.sys
    47 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sc\tapinstall.exe
    48 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sp
    49 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\tools\sp\sp.dll
    50 c:\Program Files\Privacy components\uninstall.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" => "C:\Program Files\Privacy components\pc.exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "agent.exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{D032570A-5F63-4812-A094-87D007C23012}HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\sp.TIEAdvBHOHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Privacy components

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