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Spyware.FamilyCam

Spyware.FamilyCam

Updated:
13 February 2007
Version:
2.1
Publisher:
SilverStone Software Corporation
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
FamilyCam.exe,Register.exe,sentry.Exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Spyware.FamilyCam is a program that captures screenshots and logs program use.

Symptoms


The files are detected as Spyware.FamilyCam.

Behavior


Spyware.FamilyCam must be manually installed.

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 06 August 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 11 August 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Spyware.FamilyCam can do the following:
  • Take screenshots
  • Monitor program usage
  • Run in hidden mode

When Spyware.FamilyCam is installed, it does the following:
  1. Displays the license agreement.

  2. Allows the person running the installation to select the installation folder. The default installation directory is %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam.

    Note:
    %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the path to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  3. Allows the person running the installation to select the Start Menu folder. The default Start Menu folder is FamilyCam.

  4. Creates the following files and folders:
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\Uninst.isu: Uninstall information.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\IDLE.DLL: Used to hook into Windows events.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\sentry.Exe: Main logger and configurator. Detected as Spyware.FamilyCam
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\Register.exe: Registration utility. Detected as Spyware.FamilyCam
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\Readme.txt: Documentation.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\FAMILYCAMHELP.cnt: Help file.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\FAMILYCAMHELP.GID: Help file.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\FAMILYCAMHELP.HLP: Help file.
    • %System%\Comctl32.ocx: Microsoft Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL
    • %System%\Comdlg32.ocx: Microsoft CMDialog ActiveX Control DLL
    • %System%\LFCMP90n.DLL: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • %System%\Lfbmp90n.dll: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • %System%\lfpng90n.dll: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • %System%\LTDIS90n.dll: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • %System%\ltkrn90n.dll: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • %System%\ltfil90n.DLL: LEADTOOLS Imaging DLL
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\FamilyCam 2.1\FamilyCam 2.1.lnk: Start Menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\FamilyCam 2.1\Register.lnk: Start Menu link.
    • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\FamilyCam 2.1\unInstallShield.lnk: Start Menu link.
    • %ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\SS\: Directory with logs and snapshot files.
    • %Windir%\sentry.cfg: Configuration settings.


      Notes:
      • %System% is a variable. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
      • %Windir% is a variable. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

  5. Adds the value:

    "sentry" = "%ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\sentry.exe"

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the spyware runs when you start Windows.

  6. Creates the registry key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VB and VBA Program Settings\CAM\Startup

    and places the configurations settings as values in that key.

  7. Creates the following registry keys/values:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FamilyCam\DisplayName = "FamilyCam"

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\FamilyCam\UninstallString = "%Windir%\IsUninst.exe -f"%ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\Uninst.isu""

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\sentry.Exe\(Default) = "%ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\sentry.Exe"

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\sentry.Exe\Path = "%ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam"


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Restart the computer in Safe mode.
  3. Uninstall Spyware.FamilyCam.
  4. Run a full system scan.
  5. Delete the values that were 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 restart the computer in Safe mode
Shut down the computer and turn off the power. Wait for at least 30 seconds, and then restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode. For instructions, read the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode . "

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

    • 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."

    • 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.

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

  2. Click FamilyCam.


    Note:
    You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.

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



4. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Spyware.FamilyCam 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 threat 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 threat 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 threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat 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.

    • 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 threat 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.


5. 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 keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.

Note:
This is done to make sure that all the keys are removed. They may not be there if the uninstaller removed them.
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit, and then click OK.
  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right plane, delete the value:

    "sentry" = "%ProgramFiles%\FamilyCam\sentry.exe"

  5. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VB and VBA Program Settings

  6. In the left plane, delete the subkey:

    CAM

  7. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

  8. In the left plane, delete the subkey:

    FamilyCam

  9. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

  10. In the left plane, delete the subkey:

    sentry.Exe

  11. Exit the Registry Editor.