HackTool.ChewWGA is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a hacking tool that claims to allow pirated versions of Windows to appear genuine by removing Microsoft’s Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA).
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.
Some hacktools are backdoored or can be found on sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.ChewWGA by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.ChewWGA without further user interaction.
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:
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