HackTool.Patcher is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for hacking tools intended to “patch” programs. Patching in this cse means a small portion of the program is changed so it can be used illegally.
Designed mostly to create pirated versions of programs, this “patch” can also turn your once safe-to-use program into unsafe territory.
HackTool.Patcher can often be downloaded from sites of a questionable nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.Patcher by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.Patcher 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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