Riskware.Mimikatz is Malwarebytes’ detection name for an open-source application that allows users to view and save authentication credentials.
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.
Programs might be termed as “riskware” because they:
Riskware.Mimikatz is a security assessment tool that can be used to steal credentials and escalate privileges. So, it’s presence could be indicative of an ongoing cyberattack.
Malwarebytes protects users from Riskware.Mimikatz by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Riskware.Mimikatz without further user interaction.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.
On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
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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