Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs VirusBye


Posted: July 20, 2009

VirusBye is a fake spyware remover generally seen with an interface written in Korean. VirusBye uses malicious websites and trojans to spread. Like many rogue spyware removers, VirusBye enlists the aid of fake advertising in order to persuade you to purchase the commercial version of this software. Upon infiltrating the system, VirusBye bombards your computer with pop-ups and fake security alerts, stating your PC is infected. VirusBye also makes use of fabricated scan results, all in order to scare you into purchasing VirusBye licensed version.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\data\Enc_Code.ss
    2 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\MCBlock.dll
    3 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\MCClean.dll
    4 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\uninstall.exe
    5 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\virusbye.exe
    6 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\virusbye.url
    7 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\virusbyeRes.dll
    8 %ProgramFiles%\virusbye\virusbyeUpdater.exe
    9 %UserProfile%\Desktop\[KOREAN LANGUAGE CHARACTERS].Bye.lnk
    10 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\virusbye\[KOREAN LANGUAGE CHARACTERS].Bye [KOREAN LANGUAGE CHARACTERS].lnk
    11 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\virusbye\[KOREAN LANGUAGE CHARACTERS].Bye.lnk
    12 VirusBye.exe
    13 VirusBye.lnk

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "VirusBye"

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