Hacktool.PasswordSpy

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:08 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Risk Impact: High
File Names: pwdspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Hacktool.PasswordSpy is a program that displays hidden Windows passwords in plain text.

Symptoms


The files on your system are detected as Hacktool.PasswordSpy.

Transmission


This hacktool must be manually installed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 12, 2018 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 12, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 13, 2018 revision 004
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 17, 2003

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:08 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Risk Impact: High
File Names: pwdspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


Hacktool.PasswordSpy presents the user with a window, as shown below. The user drags the magnifying glass over a password field, and Hacktool.PaswwordSpy shows the password in plain text.






Updated: February 13, 2007 11:36:08 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Risk Impact: High
File Names: pwdspy.exe
Systems Affected: Windows


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.

  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Hacktool.PasswordSpy.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. Scanning for and deleting the files
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files. For more information, read the document, "How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files."
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as Hacktool.PasswordSpy, click Delete.


    Note: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, write down the path and file names. Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.