Spyware.Pony is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) application that may run in the background and silently collect information about the system, connected users, and network activity.
This spyware may attempt to steal stored credentials, usernames, passwords, and other personal and confidential information. This information may be transmitted to a destination specified by the author. Spyware.Pony may allow an attacker to install additional software to the infected machine, or may direct the infected machine to participate in a malicious botnet for the purposes of sending spam or other malicious activities.
Spyware.Pony may run silently in the background and may not provide any indication of infection to the user. It may also disable antivirus programs and other Microsoft Windows security features.
Spyware.Pony may be distributed using various methods. This spyware may be packaged with free online software, or it could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, this software may be installed by websites using software vulnerabilities. Infections that occur in this manner are usually silent and happen without user knowledge or consent.
Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Spyware.Pony using its real-time protection technology.
Malwarebytes detects and removes Spyware.Pony
Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Spyware.Pony infections without further user interaction.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.
On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:
Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com -Log Details- Scan Date: 3/23/18 Scan Time: 12:19 AM Log File: 2d342f5f-2e62-11e8-b5ae-00ffc8517b86.json Administrator: Yes -Software Information- Version: 188.8.131.528 Components Version: 1.0.322 Update Package Version: 1.0.4454 License: Premium -System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: DE-WIN7\Fwiplayer -Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 297712 Threats Detected: 6 Threats Quarantined: 0 (No malicious items detected) Time Elapsed: 2 min, 54 sec -Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Disabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect -Scan Details- Process: 1 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\PONY 1.9\BUILDER\PONYBUILDER.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4454 Module: 1 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\PONY 1.9\BUILDER\PONYBUILDER.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4454 Registry Key: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected) File: 4 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\PONY 1.9\BUILDER\PONYBUILDER.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4454 Spyware.Pony, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\PONY.EXE, No Action By User, , ,1.0.4454 Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)
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