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ThreatExpert's awareness of the file "winkey.dll":

Across all ThreatExpert reports, the file "winkey.dll" has always been identified as a threat.
File "winkey.dll" has the following statistics:
Total number of reports analysed611,932
Number of cases that involved the file "winkey.dll"454
Number of incidents when this file was found to be a threat454
Statistical volume of cases when "winkey.dll" was a threat100%
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The file "winkey.dll" is known to be created under the following filenames:
%ProgramFiles%\internet explorer\svchostkey.dll
  • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the Program Files folder. A typical path is C:\Program Files.
  • %System% is a variable that refers to the System folder. By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\Winnt\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.

The following threats are known to be associated with the file "winkey.dll":
Threat AliasNumber of Incidents
BackDoor-AVW [McAfee]85,634
Backdoor.Prorat [Symantec]84,620
Backdoor.Win32.Prorat.19.ah [Kaspersky Lab]61,000
Backdoor.ProRAT.K [PC Tools]39,066
Troj/Prorat-19 [Sophos]32,000
BKDR_PRORAT.I [Trend Micro]31,750
Backdoor:Win32/Prorat.Y [Microsoft]31,000 [Kaspersky Lab]22,054
BKDR_PRORAT.BL [Trend Micro]21,605
Backdoor.ProRat [PC Tools]20,861
Backdoor.Prorat!sd5 [PC Tools]20,251
Backdoor.Win32.Prorat [Ikarus]19,867
Win-Trojan/Prorat.13312.B [AhnLab]17,500
Troj/Prorat-AZ [Sophos]11,324
Backdoor:Win32/Prorat [Microsoft]11,026
Trojan.KeyLogger.212 [Ikarus]8,344
Win-Trojan/Prorat.24576.E [AhnLab]5,662 [Kaspersky Lab]1,080
Backdoor.Win32.Prorat.19 [Ikarus]768
Troj/Prorat-H [Sophos]686
Backdoor:Win32/Prorat.1_9 [Microsoft]578
BKDR_PRORAT.AB [Trend Micro]306
BKDR_PRORAT.19 [Trend Micro]224
Win-Trojan/Prorat.13312 [AhnLab]168
Backdoor:Win32/Small [Microsoft]108
Backdoor.Graybird [Symantec]12
Backdoor.Hupigon.GEN [PC Tools]12
Backdoor.Win32.Hupigon.cdc [Kaspersky Lab]12
BackDoor-AWQ.b [McAfee]12
BKDR_HUPIGON.PW [Trend Micro]7
Keylog-Hoddle [McAfee]6
Backdoor:Win32/Hupigon [Microsoft]5
Mal/Behav-053 [Sophos]5
Backdoor.Win32.Prorat.14 [Kaspersky Lab]4
Backdoor:Win32/Prorat.1_4 [Microsoft]4
BKDR_PRORAT.13 [Trend Micro]4
Troj/Prorat-D [Sophos]4
MalwareScope.Backdoor.Hupigon.5 [Ikarus]3 [Kaspersky Lab]2
MalwareScope.Backdoor.Hupigon [Ikarus]2
Win-Trojan/Hupigon.61440.O [AhnLab]2
Backdoor.Prorat.AX [PC Tools]1
Backdoor.Win32.Prorat.17 [Kaspersky Lab]1 [Kaspersky Lab]1
BKDR_PRORAT.17 [Trend Micro]1
BKDR_PRORAT.AO [Trend Micro]1
BKDR_PRORAT.BN [Trend Micro]1
Generic [McAfee]1
Mal/Generic-A [Sophos]1
Win-Trojan/Proagent.20480.D [AhnLab]1