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HKTL_KEYGEN
Aliases: HackTool:Win32/Keygen (Microsoft), Trojan.ADH.2 (Norton), Mal/KeyGen-M (Sophos), Trojan-PWS.Win32.Ruftar (Ikarus), Win32/Keygen.EM application (ESET)
Malware type: Hacking Tool
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
In the wild: Yes

Overview


This hacking tool is used to activate legitimate software without purchasing genuine product keys.

This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.

Technical Details


File size: Varies
File type: EXE
Memory resident: No
Initial samples received date: 15 Apr 2009

Arrival Details

This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.

NOTES:

It is used to generate valid serial keys for the following Windows Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Windows XP Pro.c
  • Windows XP Pro. VLK
  • Windows Server 2003 VLK
  • PDF Password Remover
  • Web Page Maker
  • MiniLyrics
  • Stardock ObjectDock Plus
  • FinePrint

It is used to activate legitimate software without purchasing genuine product keys.

Solution


Minimum scan engine: 9.300
SSAPI Pattern File: 1.367.00
SSAPI Pattern Release Date: 23 Jan 2013

Step 1

Before doing any scans, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 users must disable System Restore to allow full scanning of their computers.

Step 2

Scan your computer with your Trend Micro product to delete files detected as HKTL_KEYGEN. If the detected files have already been cleaned, deleted, or quarantined by your Trend Micro product, no further step is required. You may opt to simply delete the quarantined files. Please check this Knowledge Base page for more information.


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Analysis By: rolandde
Modified By: Anthony Joe Melgarejo

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