HackTool.ChewWGA

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.

HackTool.ChewWGA is a hacking tool that claims to allow pirated versions of Windows to appear genuine by removing Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA).

Remediation

Malwarebytes can remove HackTool.ChewWGA 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. However, be warned that if not removed, the program may remain potentially dangerous.

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