Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

HEUR.Crypted

WARNING: HEUR.Crypted has arrived, and is going nowhere just yet!

What is HEUR.Crypted, you may ask? Well, this application is nothing other than another malware application, seeking to only damage and compromise any system it has infiltrated.

HEUR.Crypted being a form of malware, designed to affect any computer system it has infiltrated, negatively. Being a heuristic detection routine, HEUR.Crypted may be capable of downloading additional malware onto the infected system as well.

As soon as HEUR.Crypted is installed on a computer system, it may attempt to adjust the Windows registry keys, and could generate additional malware onto the infiltrated system.

A computer system infected with as HEUR.Crypted may display the following warning signs:

• Corrupt files re-opens after been erased
• Modified browser start page, search page and error page
• Missing registry files
• Unknown programs show up in the process list
• Annoying Pop-Up Advertisement
• Changes in Internet Settings
• Unwanted Web Browser Components
• Decreased System Speeds

HEUR.Crypted can be described as follows:

• Annoying bulk pop-ups generated even with active pop up blocker utilities
• Unusual HEUR.Crypted files in Windows task manager system processes, tower speaker error beeping sound
• Especially complicated to disable HEUR.Crypted manually, reactivate its files at system start up
• Incapable to delete strange desktop icons, incapability to change desktop backgound
• Abnoramal bandwidth use, slow Internet browser and Windows system
• Missing system files, registry keys and dlls files \"Blue Screen Of Death\" error
• Browser homepage hijacked by about: blank and redirected to corrupt web sites

So, how does HEUR.Crypted tend to behave once embedded within a system?

• HEUR.Crypted installs itself into system and downloads mischievous Trojan and adware bundles via security exploits
• HEUR.Crypted logs and deactivates any firewalls and antivirus programs and forwards confidential information like usernames, passwords to remote servers
• HEUR.Crypted generates pop-up messages that match surfing activities, collects Windows system data

Should your system be experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, chances are the malware, HEUR.Crypted is present.

Important to talk about is the fact that ‘Heur’ detections refer to a generic classification of any file or application, which is found to possess one or more malicious characteristics. That said, ‘Heur’ detections could very well be malware, a virus, a Trojan, Spyware, Adware or some other kind of unwanted application.

It is possible that a ‘Heur’ detection may prove to be harmless, but one should err on the save side and perform a system scan with a trusted anti-spyware program nonetheless.

So, how would HEUR.Crypted be able to infect a system?
Well, as with many of these type malware applications, there are a few vulnerabilities these type applications target:

1. P2P (Peer-to-Peer) Networks
2. Freeware and Shareware
3. Malicious Websites

In order to prevent malware from infiltrating your system, there are a number of steps one can take, which includes the following:

1. Install a comprehensive anti-spyware product
2. Update your anti-spyware software definitions
3. Perform Windows security updates
4. Scan your system regularly for spyware

To avoid unnecessary risk of further damaging your computer system, you should make use of a good legitimate and reliable spyware remover, which will come equip with all the necessary tools needed to rid your system of all nefarious activity allowed to enter into the system by HEUR.Crypted.

Therefore, the best bet, should you feel your system has been infected with HEUR.Crypted, would be to utilize a trusted anti-spyware application to rid your system of this dubious application, and all its components.

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How to manually remove HEUR.Crypted

Files associated with HEUR.Crypted infection:

hgcheck.exe
4645.exe
tefmdw.dll
pscmain2.exe
18808.exe
lsass.exe
lphctj5j0e539.exe
VKNT.EXE
tefmdw.dll
pscmain2.exe
msmsgsd.exe
lphctj5j0e539.exe
4645.exe
18808.exe
ntdll64.dll
VKNT.EXE
tbrxbxbw.dll
hgcheck.exe
lsass.exe
scvhost.exe
vcheck.exe
cgloko.dll
thkqcvqa.dll
lphcls4j0e58t.exe
lphca21j0eebv.exe
lphcgsgj0e309.exe
lphc1jaj0el6j.exe
lphcgbrj0er5n.exe
lphc73wj0e9cc.exe
qpfffqik.dll
internet.exe
pivxrjze.dll
cssrrh.exe
winhlep.exe
DIL1D.tmp
ntdll64.dll
msmsgsd.exe

HEUR.Crypted DLL's to remove:

tefmdw.dll
tefmdw.dll
ntdll64.dll
tbrxbxbw.dll
cgloko.dll
thkqcvqa.dll
qpfffqik.dll
pivxrjze.dll
ntdll64.dll

HEUR.Crypted processes to kill:

18808.exe
4645.exe
hgcheck.exe
lphctj5j0e539.exe
msmsgsd.exe
lsass.exe
pscmain2.exe
msmsgsd.exe
lphctj5j0e539.exe
4645.exe
18808.exe
VKNT.EXE
hgcheck.exe
lsass.exe
scvhost.exe
vcheck.exe
lphcls4j0e58t.exe
lphca21j0eebv.exe
lphcgsgj0e309.exe
lphc1jaj0el6j.exe
lphcgbrj0er5n.exe
lphc73wj0e9cc.exe
internet.exe
cssrrh.exe
winhlep.exe
pscmain2.exe

Remove HEUR.Crypted registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Vietkey
RUNNING PROGRAM\lsass.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ hgcheck
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ msconfig
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphcls4j0e58t
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ VersionCheck
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphca21j0eebv
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphcgsgj0e309
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphc1jaj0el6j
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphc73wj0e9cc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ lphcgbrj0er5n
RUNNING PROGRAM\explorer.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ Internet Explorer Content Server
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CUR
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Comments

  1. jesse Oct 31, 2009

    wow all those files have heur. man thats creepy!

  2. anggisetyawan Nov 24, 2010

    thank you

  3. Pcthreat Jun 27, 2011

    Download our offered scnnner, and see if it finds any Heur *****ociated files.

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