CrackTool.Agent

Short bio

CrackTool.Agent is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for cracks and keygens.

Type and source of infection

Crack tools are a special kind of riskware. Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way. The use of crack tools can have legal consequences in some countries and under some circumstances.

Cracks and keygens are often found on shady websites.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from CrackTool.Agent by using real-time protection.

CrackTool.Agent

Malwarebytes blocks CrackTool.Agent

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove CrackTool.Agent without further user interaction.

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

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

Associated threats

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