CryptTool. is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a category of riskware that is used as a tool for encrypting or obfusticating files.
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 “crypt tool” applications may be illegal in some countries.
CryptTool detections are typically downloaded from less reputable sites, and the files may be backdoored. Users may also get malware instead of the promised encryption tool.
Malwarebytes protects users from items detected as CryptTool. by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove crypttools 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.
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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