- 13 February 2007
- Lympex Software
- Risk Impact:
- File Names:
- Systems Affected:
Spyware.LympexPcSpy is a program that records screenshots on the computer. A user can run Spyware.LympexPcSpy in stealth mode and hide its view in the Task Manager and system tray.
One or more files are detected as Spyware.LympexPcSpy.
Must be executed by the user.
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 02 June 2005
- Latest Daily Certified version 17 January 2008 revision 033
- Initial Weekly Certified release date 02 June 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When Spyware.LympexPcSpy runs it can be configured to take screenshots periodically and saves them in a folder determined by the user. It also performs the following actions:
- Creates the following file:
- %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
- Creates the following registry subkeys:
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.
- Update the virus definitions.
- Restart the computer in Safe mode or VGA mode.
- Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.LympexPcSpy
- Delete the value that was added to the registry.
1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
- Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
- Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).
The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater" for detailed instructions.
2. Restarting the computer in Safe mode or VGA 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 Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, or XP users, restart the computer in Safe mode. For instructions on restarting in Safe mode, refer to the document, "How to start the computer in Safe Mode."
- For Windows NT 4 users, restart the computer in VGA mode.
3. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
- Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For instructions, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
- Run a full system scan.
- If any files are detected as infected with Spyware.Perfect, note the names of the files (you will need the names for the next step), and then click Delete.
4. Deleting the value from the registry
CAUTION : 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.
- Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
- Type regedit
Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)
- Navigate to the following subkeys and delete them:
- Exit the Registry Editor.