HackTool.FilePatch

Short bio

HackTool.FilePatch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for tools that help users to alter files.

Type and source of the infection

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.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.FilePatch by using real-time protection.

block HackTool.FilePatch

Malwarebytes blocks HackTool.FilePatch

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.FilePatch 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:

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