Published May 27, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/Passview

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Tool.PassView (Dr.Web) not-a-virus:PSWTool.Win32.Passview (Kaspersky) PWCrack-PassView (McAfee) Trojan.PSW.IcqSmiley.c (Rising AV) NirPassView (Sophos) Hacktool.PStorRevealer (Symantec) HKTL_PASSVW.A (Trend Micro)

Summary

HackTool:Win32/Passview is the detection of a tool named "Protected Storage PassView". The tool is used to display the passwords which may be stored in Windows Protected Storage (Pstore).
Manual removal is not recommended for this threat. To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as Microsoft Security Essentials, or the Microsoft Safety Scanner. For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/security/antivirus/av.aspx.
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