Threat Encyclopedia

HKTL_PASSVIEW

Published date: October 28, 2010

ANALYSIS BY

Christopher Daniel So


PLATFORM:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

OVERALL RISK RATING:
REPORTED INFECTION:
SYSTEM IMPACT RATING:
INFORMATION EXPOSURE:

  • Threat Type:Hacking Tool

  • Destructiveness:No

  • Encrypted: No

  • In the wild: Yes

OVERVIEW


This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

File Size:

Varies

File Type:

PE

Memory Resident:

Yes

Initial Samples Received Date:

10 Sep 2010

Arrival Details

This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:

This hacking tool is used as password recovery tool for variety of Windows applications.

It comes with an uninstall package.Uninstalling this hacking tool completely removes all its dropped files and all its created registry keys and entries.

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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