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Malware type: Hacking Tool
Destructive: No
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
Encrypted: No
In the wild: Yes


This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.

Technical Details

File size: Varies
File type: PE
Memory resident: Yes
Initial samples received date: 10 Sep 2010

Arrival Details

This hacking tool may be manually installed by a user.


This hacking tool is used as password recovery tool for variety of Windows applications.

It comes with an uninstall package.Uninstalling this hacking tool completely removes all its dropped files and all its created registry keys and entries.


Minimum scan engine: 8.900
SSAPI Pattern File: 0.976.09
SSAPI Pattern Release Date: 11 Sep 2010

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_PASSVIEW 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: Automation
Modified By: Christopher Daniel So

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