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).
HackTool:Win32/Passview can function as a command-line tool or GUI to show the passwords in Pstore. Some examples of passwords stored within Windows Protected Storage are:
Microsoft Outlook Express account credentials
Internet Explorer auto-complete passwords
passwords saved for password-protected sites
MSN Explorer passwords
An image of the tool is shown below:
Analysis by Shawn Wang
HackTool:Win32/Passview is a tool used to display the passwords which may be stored in Windows Protected Storage (Pstore).