HackTool.IdleKMS is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a Hacktool that allows the user to use Microsoft software illegally.
Hacktools 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. HackTool.IdleKMS is a tool used to stop Windows from checking if the software is registered. Doing so is unlawful under almost all circumstances and could have legal repercussions. It could also lead to unpatched and therefore vulnerable software.
Hacktools are often downloaded from sites of a shady nature.
Malwarebytes protects users from HackTool.IdleKMS by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.IdleKMS 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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