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YahooAntiSpy finds, Mbam does not.

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I am working on a computer with Vista on it right now, and it has Yahoo Anti Spy. Tonight I did a quick scan with the newest database with Mbam, and nothing was found.

Everytime this computer starts up, Yahoo Anti Spy finds CMJSpy 0.5

Does anyone know what this is?

Attached is a screen shot of it.

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We don't work on logs here in the General forum. You also need to supply the FULL path to what it's found as the image is cut off.

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@ AdvancedSetup

I will be leaving this computer soon and will not be back again until next Wednesday.

Have you heard of that file before though? I know the pathfile got cut off :huh: I've been trying to figure out the rest but it won't show for some reason! :lol:

I will happily post a HJT log, however, I would not be able to get to it again until next week, and I am not sure if any of my family members would be able to do it either, as they aren't very computer literate in some respects, which is why I am trying to work on it. I don't get down here very often unfortunately.

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It's possible the system is infected with something.

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/...-050115-4247-99

Trojan-Spy.CmjSpy attempts to steal confidential information such as usernames and passwords from the affected machine and send the stolen information to a remote attacker.

What is CMJSpy 0.5 ?

Click here to run a free scan for CMJSpy 0.5 related errors

Malware Name : CMJSpy 0.5

Malware Type : Remote Administration Tool (RAT) (A Remote Administration Tool (RAT) is a program that creates a client in the attacker machine and a server in the attacked machine, giving the ability to remotely administer an attacked machine.)

Executable File(s) : client.exe , server.exe , server_unpacked.exe

Registry Entry/Entries :

* HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\monitor

Okay, if you want or need anything more then you'll need to start a new post in the HJT forum.

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@ AdvancedSetup

Thank you for the information on that file. It's been popping up for months, always saying its gone but coming up again at reboot. If I post a HJT log, will it be okay if I don't get back to it until next week?

This computer has Comodo Firewall & AntiVirus on it and I was just trying to update Java. It finally finished downloading, and right away the firewall popped up saying MSI8EE.TMP is trying to access... and it was trying to access superantispyware, explorer.exe, firefox.exe, mobsync.exe just now, and I was hitting block but it just kept popping up, and I hit accept finally and more and more things kept popping up, although it is done now.

I think it had to do with Java because I just hit accept on that last exe and it now is saying jre-6u15-windows-i586-iftw.exe. I hope I didn't mess up the update because I did hit block on a few things. Right after, it just asked for msiexe.exe. Now the familiar Java updater/installer started up. Usually it asks me if I want to install a free toolbar or something with it, but it didn't this time. I hope I didn't accidentally accept that on the firewall.

Unfortunately I have to go soon... I hate to leave it like this though. I have tried asking them to stay off the internet until I can get to it but unfortunately I am not sure if this is entirely possible or not.

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"SPYzooka" (if you trust them) claim to have a Cmj spy remover - They rate it at 87/100 as a trojan -

Only an observation from a net search of CMJspy -

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Follow the link to the Symantec page provided by AdvancedSetup and then click on the removal tab. You'll find a step by step manual removal process.

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@ calintexas

Thanks :unsure: I read the directions twice though and they all instruct to scan with Norton/Symantec, which that computer no longer has updates for - it was a trial that ran out I believe :/

Were there any other removal instructions that perhaps I missed? :/

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@ calintexas

Thanks :unsure: I read the directions twice though and they all instruct to scan with Norton/Symantec, which that computer no longer has updates for - it was a trial that ran out I believe :/

Were there any other removal instructions that perhaps I missed? :/

Sorry, I didn't read it closely enough. You do have some choices:

1. You could unistall and clean the Norton that's there and the Commodo AV and install an eval copy of NIS 2010 and then follow the directions.

2. Maybe a better idea is to look for the files that the Symantec page said to remove manually. If they aren't there, I'd think that you actually don't have CMJSpy 0.5.

3. Maybe the best choice is to dump Norton and Comodo, and install Avira and mbam. If neither of them find it, you almost surely don't have it.

I googled CMJSpy 0.5. Several of the results were to people that found it with the Yahoo CA app (Hmm). One guy said to be sure you are running as an admin when you try to clean it (with Yahoo CA) I also googled the Yahoo CA spyware app and was surprised to find that people generally like it. I don't know what to tell you, but I'll be a bit surprised if it doesn't turn out to be an FP.

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Yahoo CA? As in Computer Associates? This is most certainly a false positive, especially since it's an infection from 2003 and no one else seems to be detecting it.

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Yahoo CA? As in Computer Associates? This is most certainly a false positive, especially since it's an infection from 2003 and no one else seems to be detecting it.

CMJspy0.5 was noted in a 2005 infection base - Also a CMJ 1.0 (or1.1 or 0.1) from memory -

A Chinese traced backdoor infection that is still around and may be "hard to kill" -

Again only a quick net search based on CMJ spy bases -

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According to the Symantec (Norton) page detailing the threat, it goes back to 2003. Again, if it's even as old as 2005, regardless of whether it's still in circulation or not, something else should've at least been able to detect it. CA is imfamous for false detections.

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None of these were from Yahoo based detections - Sorry but all were from others including Kasper - Your mates favorite -

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I'm referring to the OP's detection, it was Yahoo that made it. I'm not debating whether the threat is still in circulation, I'm debating whether or not this particular detection was accurate. The system in question is running CIS with Defense+ active, if it didn't detect either the RAT or the behavior of it then it's extremely likely to be an FP, that's all I'm saying.

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Yes it is good old CA (formerly Computer Associates). The current Yahoo toolbar's anti-spyware is no longer branded as Yahoo CA Anti-Spyware. It's just plain Yahoo Anti-Spyware now. So, it may not still be a CA product.

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