- 13 February 2007
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Hacktool.PasswordSpy is a program that displays hidden Windows passwords in plain text.
The files on your system are detected as Hacktool.PasswordSpy.
This hacktool must be manually installed.
Antivirus Protection Dates
- Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
- Latest Rapid Release version 13 May 2019 revision 001
- Initial Daily Certified version 12 December 2003
- Latest Daily Certified version 13 May 2019 revision 007
- Initial Weekly Certified release date 17 December 2003
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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.
The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
- Update the definitions.
- Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Hacktool.PasswordSpy.
1. Updating the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.
2. Scanning for and deleting the files
- 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."
- Run a full system scan.
- 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.