Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Can A Register Key Be A Trojan?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 justnothing

justnothing

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:48 PM

Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:57 AM

I ran Spyware doctor and it notified me of trojan.tanspy, I looked the site of infection but there was only a registry key, no exe's, ddl's or anything. I was little puzzled about that. :thumbsup: But can a registry key act as a trojan? Or whaat...

Edited by justnothing, 25 February 2008 - 04:58 AM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,739 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:02:48 PM

Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:47 AM

IF SD found a registry key related to a malware threat its probably an orphaned entry that sometimes remains after the physical files are removed. When malware installs itself, it often creates registry keys in various locations especially in the Start up run areas. That way it can load itself when Windows boots. You can allow SD to remove the entry if you have already not done so.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif

#3 justnothing

justnothing
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 22 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:01:48 PM

Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:43 AM

Ok. But can the key itself do any damage or harm?

#4 quietman7

quietman7

    Bleepin' Janitor


  • Global Moderator
  • 51,739 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Virginia, USA
  • Local time:02:48 PM

Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:27 AM

What is a Registry Key?

A Trojan is a stand-alone application (physical file) that hides on your system. Some will alter or create registry keys that point to this file to insure they run when you boot your computer.
.
.
Windows Insider MVP 2017-2018
Microsoft MVP Reconnect 2016
Microsoft MVP Consumer Security 2007-2015 kO7xOZh.gif
Member of UNITE, Unified Network of Instructors and Trusted Eliminators

If I have been helpful & you'd like to consider a donation, click 38WxTfO.gif




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users