Short Bio

Hack 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 hack tools can have legal consequences in some countries and under some circumstances. This detection is aimed at hack tools that are used to pirate Steam games.

Common infection method

Hack tools are often found on shady websites.


Malwarebytes can remove HackTool.Agent.Steam without further user interaction. Should users wish to keep it, they can add the detections to the¬†exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.