Published May 15, 2014 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/BrowserPassview

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This hacktool can be used to retrieve the passwords stored in your web browser cache. Malware can also use this tool to steal your personal information.

You might have downloaded this onto your PC as "WebBrowserPassView", or malware may have installed it on your PC.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC

Hacktools are often installed intentionally. Deleting their installed components will remove them.

The following free Microsoft software also detect and remove this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

Use cloud protection

The Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) uses cloud protection to help guard against the latest malware threats. It’s turned on by default for Microsoft Security Essentials and Windows Defender for Windows 10. 

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You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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