RiskWare.ProcessHacker is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a tool called Process Hacker that allows users to learn more about specific processes that are running on a certain system.
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.ProcessHacker falls under the first and last categories of that list. We have only recently added detection for Process Hacker since we found it in increasing numbers on compromised systems. For this reason Malwarebytes does not detect the installer, only the main application.
Process hacker can be downloaded from their site.
Malwarebytes protects users from RiskWare.ProcessHacker by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove RiskWare.ProcessHacker 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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