Alert level: Moderate
Windows Defenderdetects and removes this threat.
Hacktools can be used to patch or "crack" some software so it will run without a valid license or genuine product key.
Beware of running hacktools because they can be associated with malware or unwanted software.
We often see malware on PCs where hacktools are detected. You can read more about hacktools inVolume 13 of the Security Intelligence Report.
Article ID: 4026355 - Last Review: 29 Jul 2017 - Revision: 1