Threat Database Trojans HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku


By GoldSparrow in Trojans

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 90 % (High)
Infected Computers: 16
First Seen: December 2, 2015
Last Seen: January 3, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku is a detection that is associated with Trojans designed to allow users to patch, crack and alter the code of programs that require a license key. Simply put, HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku allows PC users to play games for free and take advantage of the full functionality of programs they would need to buy legally. The nature of HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku requires a level of obfuscation that can be achieved by archiving its setup file to pass preliminary security scans. Most versions of HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku are crafted to help users reset the trial period of leading AV products and Endpoint solutions because they cost more than the home edition of a regular AV. However, the promise of a free premium protection that supports the spread of software like HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku may lead to installing threats instead. HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku might be a cover for cyber threats like Conficker that are designed to compromise computer networks and prevent the download of security tools to repair damages.

Needless to say, running HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku might turn your PC unusable. The modus operandi of HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku includes manipulation of core Windows files and directories that are accessed by AV programs. Needless to say, careless manipulation of files that are opened and run as parts of a security framework might result in damages to your Windows OS. Security experts remind users that software packages with HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku may contain adware like CouponsPlus and LuckyTab Class that may cause a new set of problems for you. Computer users that were interested in applying HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku to their systems report slower performance, program errors and in some cases—system failures. Computer users that want to benefit from a proper protection to their systems should consider a trusted anti-malware suite that is affordable and abstain from using corrupted files associated with HackTool:Win32/Kapahyku.


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