HackTool.FilePatch is Malwarebytes’ detection name for tools that help users to alter files.
Hack 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. Often, the alterations made with HackTool.FilePatch are intended to gain free access to resources or use software for free that one would normally pay for. This behavior can have legal consequences in some countries and under some circumstances.
Hacktools can often be downloaded from sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.FilePatch by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.FilePatch 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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