HackTool.IdleKMS is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a Hacktool that allows the user to use Microsoft software illegally.
Hacktools 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.IdleKMS is a tool used to stop Windows from checking if the software is registered. Doing so is unlawful under almost all circumstances and could have legal repercussions. It could also lead to unpatched and therefore vulnerable software.
Hacktools are often downloaded from sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.IdleKMS by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.IdleKMS 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.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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