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15 June 2006
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Spyware.SniperSpy is a Spyware program that logs keystrokes and other system activity.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 07 May 2019 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version 14 June 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version 07 May 2019 revision 008
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 14 June 2006
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Spyware.SniperSpy is a spyware program that monitors and records keystrokes, instant message conversations, Web sites visited, file/folder changes and applications used. Spyware.SniperSpy also takes periodic screen shots.

When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SniperSpy\License Agreement.lnk
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SniperSpy\Remove SniperSpy.lnk
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SniperSpy\SniperSpy Configuration.lnk
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SniperSpy\Visit SniperSpy.Com.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\registry\rec[RANDOM VALUE].log
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\config.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\config.ini
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\final\ins.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\sniper.url
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\trialeula.txt
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\unins000.dat
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\unins000.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Retina-X Studios\SniperSpy\upx.exe

The program installs the following Microsoft files:

Next the program creates the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SniperSpy (Trial)_is1

The program monitors and records the following operations:
Instant message conversations
Web sites visited
File and folder changes
Applications used

The program also takes periodic screen shots.