RiskWare.MisusedLegit is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for legitimate files that are suspected to be used for malicious purposes. Often these files will be detected because they are placed in another directory or folder than they would be under normal circumstances.
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.MisusedLegit falls under the last two categories. A detection of this kind always should be reason for further investigation, unless there is a legitimate explanation for the detection.
RiskWare.MisusedLegit is often part of the toolkit an attacker has placed on the affected system.
Malwarebytes protects users from RiskWare.MisusedLegit by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove RiskWare.MisusedLegit 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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