Malwarebytes uses the detection name “Riskware.” to apply to a category of programs or applications that put the user at risk in some way. To learn more about riskware, read our related blog content.
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:
Violate the terms of service (ToS) of other software or a user platform.
Block another application or software from being updated and patched.
Might be illegal to use in the users’ country.
Could be used as a backdoor for other malware.
Are indicative of the presence of other malware.
Malwarebytes protects users from riskware by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove riskware without further user interaction.
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:
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that Connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.