A funny thing just happened!
Your post got me to thinking about win95/98 passwrds. So, I did a search on packetstormsecurity site and came up with this (querry "passwords"):
ShowPass 1.0 - like dripper - dial up password ripper for Windows. With this program you can find every password in a machine! "*" shadowed passwords, dialup passwords and cached passwords are on your hire. It's like a combination of Dripper, Revolution and Pwlview. Program supports both English and Turkish. Homepagehere. By Misoskian
I downloaded, I then ran norton on it and it found this:
Ha! Hmmm..was it infected to steal and send...or is this how it opens the pwl files and shows them to me??? Well, Im leaving it alone..I don't want to find out!