Published Dec 16, 2010 | Updated Sep 15, 2017


High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win-AppCare/Agent.89088 (AhnLab) W32/MalwareS.WQG (Command) Gen2.BPVYO (Norman) HackTool.Mailpassview!kmuIKt+KsCs (VirusBuster) HackTool.IBI (AVG) TR/Agent.89088.V (Avira) Tool.PassView.13 (Dr.Web) Win32/PSWTool.MailPassView.A (ESET) PSWTool.Win32.Messen (Ikarus) Trojan.Win32.Generic.5209991A (Rising AV) NirSoft (Sophos) (Sunbelt Software) MailPassView (Symantec)


Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This freeware tool can be used to display passwords for a number of email applications.

We have seen it being used by Trojan:Win32/Nedsym to steal passwords.

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