HackTool.FilePatch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for tools that help users to alter files.
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. Often, the alterations made with HackTool.FilePatch are intended to gain free access to resources or use software for free that one would normally pay for. This behavior can have legal consequences in some countries and under some circumstances.
Hacktools can often be downloaded from sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.FilePatch by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.FilePatch 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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