Threat Encyclopedia

HKTL_PASSVIEW

Publish date: June 03, 2016

ANALYSIS BY

Jennifer Gumban


PLATFORM:

Windows

OVERALL RISK RATING:
DAMAGE POTENTIAL:
DISTRIBUTION POTENTIAL:
REPORTED INFECTION:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Hacking Tool

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW

Infection Channel:

Downloaded from the Internet


This hacking tool may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component. It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites. It may be manually installed by a user.

It gathers certain information on the affected computer.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

10 Sep 2010

Payload:

Steals information

Arrival Details

This hacking tool may arrive bundled with malware packages as a malware component.

It arrives on a system as a file dropped by other malware or as a file downloaded unknowingly by users when visiting malicious sites.

It may be manually installed by a user.

Information Theft

This hacking tool gathers the following information on the affected computer:

  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Opera
  • Instant Messengers

SOLUTION

Minimum Scan Engine:

8.900

SSAPI PATTERN File:

0.976.09

SSAPI PATTERN Date:

11 Sep 2010

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as HKTL_PASSVIEW 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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