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Aliases: PWS:Win32/Karagany.A (Microsoft)
Malware type: Spyware
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Encrypted: No
In the wild: Yes


This spyware steals credentials from certain applications such as instant messaging applications, FTP applications, and poker game applications to name a few.

It may also steal usernames and passwords entered using certain browsers.

This spyware may be downloaded from remote sites by other malware.

Technical Details

File size: 400,385 bytes
File type: DLL
Memory resident: Yes
Initial samples received date: 21 Jun 2011

Arrival Details

This spyware may be downloaded from remote site(s) by the following malware:


It may be downloaded from the following remote sites:

  • http://{BLOCKED}.{BLOCKED}.61.25/forum/load.php?module=grabbers

Stolen Information

This spyware sends the gathered information via HTTP POST to the following URL:

  • http://{BLOCKED}


It may steal credentials from the following:
FTP applications:

  • BitKinex
  • BulletProof FTP
  • Classic FTP
  • CoffeeCup
  • CoreFTP
  • CuteFTP
  • Dev Zero G FTP Uploader
  • ExpanDrive
  • FAR
  • FAR 2
  • FTP Commander
  • FTP Commander Deluxe
  • FTP Commander Pro
  • FTP Explorer
  • FTP Navigator
  • FTPRush
  • FileZilla
  • FlashFXP
  • Fling
  • Frigate3
  • Ipswitch WS_FTP
  • NetDrive
  • SecureFX
  • SmartFTP
  • Sota FFFTP
  • Total Commander
  • TurboFTP
  • UltraFXP
  • WebDrive
  • WinSCP
Instant messaging applications:
  • Digsby
  • Excite Private Messenger
  • Faim
  • ICQ
  • MSN Messenger
  • Miranda IM
  • Odigo
  • Pandion
  • QIP
  • Trillian
  • Yahoo Messenger
Email Clients:
  • Becky! Internet Mail
  • Eudora
  • Forte
  • GroupMail
  • Mail Commander
  • Mail.Ru Agent
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • POP Peeper
  • PocoMail
  • Scribe
  • The Bat!
  • Vypress Auvis
  • Windows Live Mail
Poker game applications:
  • Absolute Poker
  • Full Tilt Poker
  • PartyPoker
  • PokerStars
  • Titan Poker

It may also steal usernames and passwords entered using the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Mozilla
  • Opera
  • Safari

It may also steal the following information:

  • HTTPMail server
  • HTTPMail username
  • IMAP password
  • IMAP server
  • IMAP username
  • NNTP email address
  • NNTP password
  • NNTP server
  • NNTP username
  • POP3 password
  • POP3 server
  • POP3 username
  • SMTP password
  • SMTP server
  • SMTP username


Minimum scan engine: 8.900
First VSAPI Pattern File: 8.238.11
First VSAPI Pattern Release Date: 21 Jun 2011

Step 1

For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 users, before doing any scans, please make sure you disable System Restore to allow full scanning of your computer.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product and note files detected as TSPY_KARAGNY.VI

Step 3

Restart in Safe Mode

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Step 4

Search and delete the file detected as TSPY_KARAGNY.VI

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Please make sure you check the Search Hidden Files and Folders checkbox in the More advanced options option to include all hidden files in the search result.

Step 5

Restart in normal mode and scan your computer with your Trend Micro product for files detected as TSPY_KARAGNY.VI. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.

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Analysis By: kathleenno

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