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Ariskkey

Updated:
February 12, 2007 9:52:40 AM
Type:
Security Assessment Tool
Name:
Asterisk Key
Version:
6.5
Publisher:
Passware
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Passware\ariskkey.exe (detected as Ariskkey)
  • %ProgramFiles%\Passware\ariskkey.dll (detected as Ariskkey)
  • %ProgramFiles%\Passware\ariuninst.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Passware\maildll.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Passware\pk.chm
The program then creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Asterisk Key

The program can then be used to steal password information from the computer.
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