HackTool.Cracker is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for tools that are used to crack software so that it will run without a valid license.
Hacktools are a category 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 hacktools, however, may be illegal in some countries, even if your intentions are benign.
Hacktools are usually installed by the users themselves and often downloaded from less reputable sites. The files may be backdoored or you may even get malware instead of the promised hacktool.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.Cracker by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.Cracker 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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