Know Your Malware: Looksky.f Removal
Looksky.f is a rapidly spreading Internet worm, which propagates by e-mail. The parasite arrives in infected executable files attached to bogus e-mail messages.
Once executed, Looksky.f silently installs itself to the system and runs a spreading routine. The worm sends e-mail messages with attached infected files to all the contacts in the Windows Address Book and some addresses harvested from local web (.htm) files. These letters have the following subject:
"Your mail Account is Suspended"
and the following body:
"We regret to inform you that your account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy, more info is attached."
The parasite's payload is comprised of several harmful functions. Looksky.f records all user keystrokes, collects system information and steals various login names and passwords. Then it sends gathered data to a predefined e-mail address or transfers it to a predetermined web server. Looksky.f can also execute specific commands issued by the remote attacker. The worm is able to automatically update itself via the Internet.
Looksky.f secretly runs on every Windows startup.
Related files: acc_info9.exe, sachostp.exe, sachostw.exe, sachostx.exe, tmx[X].exe, msvcrl.dll, attrib.ini
• Sends out logs by FTP or email
• Logs keystrokes
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background Remove Looksky.f, removal instructions
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