Short bio

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.

RiskWare.Tool.HCK is the detection for tools that are used by hackers. Using such tools may be illegal in some cases and countries.

Type and source of infection

RiskWare.Tool.HCK can (in some cases) be found on shady websites, but also on open-source platforms.


Malwarebytes protects users from RiskWare.Tool.HCK by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes can remove RiskWare.Tool.HCK without further user interaction. Should users wish to keep it, they can add the detections to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

Associated threats

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