CrackTool.Agent.Steam is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a crack tool aimed at Steam games.
Crack tools are a special kind of riskware. 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.
The use of crack tools can have legal consequences in some countries and under some circumstances. This detection is aimed at crack tools that are used to pirate Steam games. Many times, this is altered versions of steam_api.dll.
Crack tools are often found on shady websites or by using torrents.
Malwarebytes protects users from CrackTool.Agent.Steam by using real time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove CrackTool.Agent.Steam 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:
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