Hacktool. is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a category of riskware that is intended to hack into computers and networks.
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 hacktools, however, may be illegal in some countries, even if your intentions are benign.
Hacktools are often downloaded from less reputable sites and the files may be backdoored—or you may even get malware instead of the promised hacktool.
Malwarebytes protects users from hacktools by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Hacktools 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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