What is h@tkeysh@@k? Should I remove it?

by Ugnius Kiguolis - -

h@tkeysh@@k is a dangerous dll file that can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. Typically, this file is able to delete or hide the files or record user's keyboard inputs and send this information to its creators. So, when infected with this Dynamic Link Library file, you can lose your sensitive information, like loggin details or passwords. Note that it is not a Windows file and it is mostly located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. h@tkeysh@@k.dll takes about 20,480 bytes of computer's memory.

Typically, it enters system through security holes found and in most of the cases it comes from the hacked websites. Some users have reported that they got this h@tkeysh@@k file from various megagames trainer websites, so be aware about that.


2-spyware technical security rating of h@tkeysh@@k is 100% dangerous, so run a full system scan with ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner to detect this threat automatically and remove this file without any delay.

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  1. Cleverman says:
    March 1st, 2004 at 2:16 pm

    Detected on several machines around the world, but nobody knows which products installs this.

  2. Chaos Killer says:
    May 26th, 2004 at 12:05 pm

    got it to :/ dunno from what… maybe a internet site?

  3. Guest says:
    June 19th, 2004 at 12:06 pm

    How can I get this file? I need it for one game, but I don't have it on my computer! What should I do?

  4. SaRoU says:
    June 27th, 2004 at 11:06 am

    I found it in a trainer for "The War of Ring" made by Vermdox…

  5. attax1 says:
    July 15th, 2004 at 1:07 pm

    also found it in a trainer for Vice City By DARKNeZZ.. "USE NOD32 ANTI-VIRUS"

  6. Guest says:
    August 28th, 2004 at 9:08 pm

    This trainer for Generals : Zero Hour also puts the shit on your hd:
    Command & Conquer Generals: Zero Hour v1.02 U.S. Trainer

    The trainer appearently made by the people at http://www.cheathappens.com

  7. Guest says:
    September 23rd, 2004 at 8:09 pm

    I got it from one of several Mechwarrior 3 trainers I tried, (most likely the ones that didn't work!).
    Don't download trainers from Russia, lesson learned. :/

  8. Guest says:
    October 27th, 2004 at 4:10 am

    it's commonly used by Trainer Maker Kit and several other similar suites to provide quick and dirty hotkey support for their products. In trainers it allows you hot key access to trainer features without flipping screens. delete it and you lose hotkeys. can also be used malicously. if you only show h@tkeysH@@k.dll and hotkey.dat you probably have a legitimate use version. suggestion: scan system anyway if you find it, but don't delete the dll if you need the hotkey support

  9. Guest says:
    October 31st, 2004 at 8:10 pm

    free virus scans don't pick up as many viruses

    I've tested the McAfee VirusScan
    the Norton's virus scan

    and AVG anti virus

    all of these virus scans were up to date

    then I downloaded 10 viruses from kazaa

    McAfee picked up 10 out of 10 viruses
    Norton picked up 6 out of 10

    and AVG had a horrible 2 out of 10

    if no one here believes me, then they should try it on the screen savers and then they'll know the truth about the virus scans

    nortons system works

    mcafee virus scan professional

    AVG antivirus free addition

    PS the paid version of the AVG antivirus got the same results as the free version

  10. Guest says:
    December 3rd, 2004 at 4:12 pm

    downloaded trainer from http://www.cheathappens.com
    release group: SNAKES
    after executing trainer it just copies h@tkeysh@@k.dll in system32 folder, but i didnt find any temp.exe files on my hdd???

  11. Demono says:
    February 23rd, 2005 at 1:02 pm

    I think the WhatPulse client also installs this file.

  12. Guest says:
    April 20th, 2005 at 3:04 am

    ..but is it for good, or do i need to use another program just to be sure?

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    May 13th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

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