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Spyware.Manan

Spyware.Manan

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Spyware.Manan is a spyware Browser Helper Object that tracks Internet usage and submits the tracked information to a server.

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Spyware.Manan.

Behavior


The program must be installed on the system by executing a file.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 23 March 2017 revision 037
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 October 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version 23 March 2017 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 29 October 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Spyware.Manan is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Registers itself as a Browser Helper Object.

  2. Attemps to connect two.toolbar.cc.

  3. Logs all the HTTP connections to the file C:\t1.log.

  4. May download a file to update itself.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

Note: Removing this adware component from the system will likely cause the program that installed it to not function as intended. The uninstaller generally identifies the programs that will not work after uninstallation.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Spyware.Manan.
  3. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.


2. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For more information, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as with Adware.Manan, click Delete.

3. Deleting the value from the registry


WARNING: 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. The keys may not be there if the uninstaller removed them.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to and delete the keys:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFB1}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFB1}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1F48AA48-C53A-4E21-85E7-AC7CC6B5FFB1}