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Typical Symptoms  Create Desktop icons,malicious action,Auto-execution on rebooting,Install fake Anti-Virus
Discovered  [korea] 2010-08-19
 [Foreign] 2010-08-19
Type  Spyware ActiveField  
Origin  Korea Encryption  NO
Target of infection  ActiveX Controller,Webpage,Installed with Aplicatoin,Execution
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2010-08-19 [Able to detect & repair]
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[Symptom of Infection]

1. After installation, a shortcut icon of malicious code is installed on desktop.

2. It creates files like below.

(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPDelete.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPExecute.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPInstall.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPProcess.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPUninstall.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPUpdate.exe
(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\Installation.xml
(Programs Folder)\Common Files\Icons\woowa.tvcopy.ico
(Programs Folder)\revealing\bottombar\revealing_ts.dll
(Programs Folder)\revealing\bottombar\Uninstall.exe

3. It adds below registry to RUN for its automatic execution on system boot.

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]"Play Controller" = "(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPUpdate.exe"

4. It adds registries that related to Play Controller and revealing.

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Play Controller]
DisplayName: "Play Controller"
DisplayVersion: ""
InstallLocation: "(Programs Folder)\Play Controller"
UninstallString: "(Programs Folder)\Play Controller\HPUninstall.exe"
InstallDate: "2010-08-20 ?? 4:47:36"
RegistryLocation: ""
RegistryDisplayName: ""
RegistryVersion: ""
ShortCut: "??TV.url"
PartnerCode: "PC00000"

5. The malicious code installs slineguide and it is an additional BHO for Internet Explorer.

[HKLM\SOFTWARE\revealing (ts)]
Uninstall: "1"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{F8B92AB4-A920-414E-B237-7B5DCAA4015F}]
@="revealing (ts)"

Removal Instructions

[How to repair]


1. If you are WinXP/ME users, please be inactivate System Recovery Function.
The reason why being inactivate of the system recovery is to clean the virus completely.
You can refer to MS technical documents(Q263455) for more details.

2. Update the engine module for the latest one.
To repair this virus, you need to update the engine for the latest one.

a. ViRobot products users
-Download the latest engine files via our website (

b. Non-ViRobot products users
- Use the LiveCall (Free Scan) via the website (
- Use the trial version of ViRobot products (30days only)

3. How to scan the virus.

a. Run your ViRobot, and choose all files in scan option.
- ViRobot Desktop 5.x : [Tools] -> [Configuration] -> [Spyware/Adware Scan] : Check all files
- LiveCall (Free Scan) : [Advanced Scan] : Check

b. Repair all viruses detected.

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