How to avoid installation of malware through Look at my video scam page

Also Known As: Look at my video fake adult website
Type: Trojan
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Severe

Avoid downloading video codecs from a fake adult page

What is Look at my video?

Spelevo is the name of an exploit kit which abuses software vulnerabilities to infect systems with various malware. In this case it triggers vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer browser and Adobe Flash Player and redirects users to the lookatmyvideo[.]com (LookAtMyVideo) website that is disguised as an adult page. It is designed to trick people downloading and executing a file which is a decoy video codec that infects systems with malware.

Look at my video malware

Spelevo exploit kit (EK) is being used to proliferate various types of malware, in this particular case cyber criminals use it infect systems with Ursnif (a.k.a. Gozi) and Qakbot ( a.k.a. Qbot) Trojans. It leads users to a fake adult website saying that it cannot play some video without a certain player. It encourages visitors to download a file called "lookatmyplayer_codec.exe" which supposed to install video codecs that would allow them to play that video. If opened/executed, this file infects system with Qakbot. However, it is known that Spelevo EK is used to spread Ursnif as well. Systems can be infected either through this exploit kit or a fake video codec. Both Qakbot and Ursnif are Trojans that are designed to record keystrokes, browsing data, saved cookies and logins/passwords. Typically, cyber criminals who spread malicious programs of this type seek to steal details that could be used to generate revenue by making fraudulent purchases, transactions and performing other actions. As a rule, people who get their systems infected with such programs become victims of identity theft, experience financial loss, problems related to browsing safety, privacy, and so on.

Threat Summary:
Name Look at my video fake adult website
Threat Type Trojan, password-stealing virus, banking malware, spyware.
Detection Names Avast (Win32:Malware-gen), BitDefender (Trojan.GenericKD.32819609), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/GenKryptik.EAIZ), Kaspersky (Trojan-Banker.Win32.Emotet.enua), Full List (VirusTotal)
Payload Ursnif/Gozi and Qakbot/Qbot
Symptoms Trojans are designed to stealthily infiltrate the victim's computer and remain silent, and thus no particular symptoms are clearly visible on an infected machine.
Distribution methods Malicious executable file on a fake adult website, social engineering.
Damage Stolen passwords and banking information, identity theft, the victim's computer added to a botnet.

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More examples of high-risk Trojans are Conteban, CryptBot and Socelars. It is quite common for malware of this type to be distributed through exploit kits like Spelevo, fake codec and other installers. No file that was downloaded from shady page should be trusted, especially if that page was not opened intentionally. If there is a reason to believe that a system is infected with Qakbot, Ursnif or any other Trojan, or other malicious software, then it should be removed as soon as possible.

How did Look at my video infiltrate my computer?

In this case cyber criminals attempt to infect systems with the aforementioned Trojans through a fake adult website that gets opened by browsers vulnerable to Spelevo EK. However, there are more ways to spread malicious programs. Quite often cyber criminals do that by using spam campaigns, unreliable file and software download channels, unofficial software activation tools and fake updaters. When cyber criminals use spam campaigns, they send malicious files through emails and hope that recipients will open them. Usually they attach files such as Microsoft Office or PDF documents, archive files like ZIP, RAR, executable files (like .exe) and JavaScript files. If opened, those files install some high-risk malware. Examples of unreliable software download sources are freeware and free file hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), third party downloaders, and unofficial pages. When cyber criminals use them to proliferate malware, they simply upload malicious files for someone to download, and open them. Simply said, people who open files downloaded through sources of this kind often cause installation of malware by themselves. Unofficial software activation ('cracking') tools supposed to bypass paid activation of various licensed software. However, these tools are often used to spread malware by simply installing it instead of activating software. Unofficial updating tools infect operating systems very similarly. They do that by installing malicious programs instead of updating outdated software, or by exploiting bugs, flaws of already installed and outdated software.

How to avoid installation of malware?

It is not recommended to download (or install) any software or files through third party downloaders, installers, unofficial pages and other sources that are mentioned in the previous paragraph. The only safe way to do that is by using official websites and direct download links. It is also important to update installed software through implemented functions (and/or tools) that are designed by official developers. Website links and/or files that are included in irrelevant emails should not be opened, especially if those emails are sent from unknown, suspicious addresses. It is worth mentioning that such emails usually are disguised as important, official. Licensed (paid) software should be activated properly. It is not legal to activate it by using third party, unofficial activation ('cracking') tools. Besides, it can cause installation of high-risk malware. And finally, operating system should be scanned for threats regularly, it should be done by using a reputable antivirus or anti-spyware suite. If you believe that your computer is already infected, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Open File - Security Warning prompt for the "lookatmyplayer_codec.exe" file:

Windows warns about the lookatmyplayer_codec.exe file

A file downloaded from this page detected as a threat by a number of engines:

file downloaded from look at my video scam page detected as a threat on virustotal

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How to remove malware manually?

Manual malware removal is a complicated task - usually it is best to allow antivirus or anti-malware programs to do this automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here is an example of a suspicious program running on a user's computer:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example, using task manager, and identified a program that looks suspicious, you should continue with these steps:

manual malware removal step 1Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry, and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart your computer into Safe Mode:

Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Safe Mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":


manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run the Autoruns.exe file.

extract and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In the Autoruns application, click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure, click the "Refresh" icon.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check the list provided by the Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.

You should write down its full path and name. Note that some malware hides process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage, it is very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate the suspicious program you wish to remove, right click your mouse over its name and choose "Delete".

locate the malware file you want to remove

After removing the malware through the Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware will not run automatically on the next system startup), you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the filename of the malware, be sure to remove it.

searching for malware file on your computer

Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills. If you do not have these skills, leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it is best to prevent infection than try to remove malware later. To keep your computer safe, install the latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.

To be sure your computer is free of malware infections, we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.

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