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Surveillance.ACT!-Key Analysis Report
Threat Submitted On: 3/22/2007 9:03:48 AM
Threat Analysed On: 3/22/2007 2:03:48 PM
Threat Updated On: 1/28/2011 5:43:00 AM
Type : Surveillance (General)
Symptoms of ACT!-Key
  • Maintains a record of user-activities such as keystrokes, websites visited, applications used etc.
  • Runs in stealth mode.
  • Might also take system snapshots that are then encrypted in a log file to be sent to a remote location.
  • Can disable the system security and make changes to the system.
  • Reduces the system performance.
Alias : ACT! Key
Md5 Hash : [Not Available]
File Size : [ Not Available ]

Technical Details

Here are the Technical findings of our analysis team after analyzing this malware in detail :-

Creates the following infected Files on user's System
Delete the following Files to remove Infection
File: actkeyd.exe
Path : %homepath%\desktop

Md5Hash :466eb837a270279a5ace207a1ac04ada ( 481128 bytes)
File: actkey.exe
Path : %programfiles%\passware\demos

Md5Hash :55863d4d53845221eef830f12de66d6f ( 868352 bytes)
File: pk.chm
Path : %programfiles%\passware\demos

Md5Hash :a9c646848e2b4e91d548fa4c0c568cb4 ( 65822 bytes)
File: un-actkeyd.exe
Path : %programfiles%\passware\demos

Md5Hash :01b2a8bb28d1c9c6af29ca79d4652ec8 ( 35049 bytes)


1. %homepath% Refers to the windows current user's profile folder. By default it is 'C:\Documents and Settings\[user]'
2. %programfiles% Refers to the program files folder. By default it is 'C:\Program Files'
3. %userprofile% Refers to the windows current user's profile folder. By default it is 'C:\Documents and Settings\[user]'

Important: We strongly recommend that you backup the Registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the Registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted Files. Modify the malicious\suspicious Subkeys only.

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