Riskware.GameHack

Short bio

RiskWare.GameHack is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for files that give users unauthorized access to a gaming platform or server, or an unfair advantage in a game.

Type and source of infection

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 Riskware.GameHack could be a violation of the terms of service (ToS) of the platform with the consequences that come with such a violation.
Files of this nature are often offered as keygens, cracks, and others on sites of a shady nature.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Riskware.GameHack by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Riskware.GameHack

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Riskware.GameHack 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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