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What is ProduKey?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that ProduKey can be used as a Hacktool.
The presence of this particular one on a system could mean someone has retrieved Product Keys from that system.

How do I know if my computer is affected by ProduKey?

This is the main window of the program:


How did ProduKey get on my computer?

This hacktool can be downloaded from the publishers website:


How do I remove ProduKey?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this Hacktool.

  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of ProduKey?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes ProduKey completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this Hacktool.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the ProduKey Hacktool. It would have warned you before it could run, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

(NirSoft) [File not signed] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\pv.exe

Malwarebytes log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/28/19
Scan Time: 10:45 AM
Log File: 28b2a439-513e-11e9-b6bf-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.563
Update Package Version: 1.0.9892
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 235716
Threats Detected: 4
Threats Quarantined: 4
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 40 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.ProductKeyFinder, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\PV.EXE, Quarantined, [12696], [86094],1.0.9892

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.ProductKeyFinder, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\PV.EXE, Quarantined, [12696], [86094],1.0.9892

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 2
PUP.Optional.ProductKeyFinder, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\PV.EXE, Quarantined, [12696], [86094],1.0.9892
PUP.Optional.ProductKeyFinder, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\PV.EXE, Quarantined, [12696], [86094],1.0.9892

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected. 

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