HackTool:Win32/Keygen Description

Hacktool:Win32/Keygen is a rogue tool capable of making fake activation keys for a range of software.
The tool doesn't have harmful components, but it is also often developed together alongside other
malware. Thus the users who have it installed or may have it present on their system are already likely
to be dealing with an infected computer.

The Hacktool:Win32/Keygen allows users to crack various software with the generated passwords. A
Microsoft report shows that over half of the computers who used the hack tool were infected. The kind
of infection may vary from machine to machine, same with the behavior of the tools. Some may encrypt
data and act as ransomware, others may quietly mine for cryptocurrencies, while others may record
personal information and more. In the end, all of these threats can lead to some serious issues, such as
data loss, hacked personal accounts, identity theft, stolen savings and worse.

The appearance of Hacktool:Win32/Keygen may be different for every user, since there are various
cracks that use the source code of the hack tool. If you have recently used any illegal software to
activate programs, you should check your system for infections at any cost and eliminate anything that
may be a problem. According to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center, it was first spotted in action
on July 16, 2009.

It is also known under a range of different names, specifically the following and potentially more.

Aliases: HackTool.Keygen.r3 (Not a Virus) [CAT-QuickHeal], Generic PUP [McAfee], Trojan ( 001946171 ) [K7GW], Win32/HackKMS.A potentially unsafe [ESET-NOD32], CRCK_AUTOKMS [TrendMicro-HouseCall], Win.Trojan.Keygen-60 [ClamAV], Keygen (PUA) [Sophos], Win32.Trojan.Agent.ET9SBN [GData], possible-Threat.Hacktool.KMS [Ikarus], Trojan/W32.Genome.128512.B [nProtect], Malware.Packer.Gen [Malwarebytes], Suspicious_Gen4.ATNVF [Norman], TrojanDownloader.Delf.lka [Jiangmin], Trojan.Agent/Gen-StartPage [SUPERAntiSpyware] and W32/Backdoor.JUQY-0910 [Commtouch].

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Technical Information

File System Details

HackTool:Win32/Keygen creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %WINDIR%BOX_cFosTASK.exe 407,476 923a7b84dce6475134014235a769251d 23
2 %LOCALAPPDATA%InstSchedule.exe 1,613,462 f30a44260f41d4dbe217ac49617b96fd 12
3 %WINDIR%KMSAct.exe 386,923 94845b0d9c6188ab06ef9700fe8c0909 12
4 %WINDIR%\system32\Patch.exe 227,840 5bf28e61b1c3ec7f3ede92262a8e7231 8
5 .ESET.NOD32.AntiVirus.5.Incl.Crack(32.and.64.Bit)\Crack\ESET.PureFix.V2b.exe 241,152 c4fc087716999a6810d0eca2fe11a596 7
6 %APPDATA%Norton 360 V5.0.exe 299,641 aa71a358e62b2a519b127a5260bd7b21 6
7 Password FinderTNODUP.exe 940,032 f9c26351ab2af9ac051419803319fb24 5
8 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Windows Loader.exe 3,090,300 935576e21ffaf90ef782fed90c3421ff 5
9 D:\1 - Torrent\TuneUp_Utilities_2011_10.0.3000.101[tfile.ru]\tuneup2011-keygen.exe 210,432 940df0fd86a509f71cdf5b894066d309 4
10 D:\Instalki\Ochrona (skanery itp)\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 Key Activation Patch + Keys [ChattChitto RG]\Kaspersky 2011 Key Activation Patch - ChattChitto.com.exe 727,724 1c8bfa5acd7abd2f81ef06b2e3e36544 3
11 %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\NOD32[1].FiX.v2.1-nsane.exe 303,123 871ba3e3ed099c4a168358f21930b8e7 3
12 C:\DOWNLOADS\WIN 7\Windows_7_Loader_v1.7.9.exe 2,428,332 72ee2e9c9b43425522ecb853328d4d03 3
13 %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Office Volume Activation Script for Z.W.T Keygen.exe 413,184 c484209576c5699b3ab245edc316fc24 2
14 %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Download Manager\[1 RANDOM CHARACTER]dm-crack.exe 289,280 3e9b7b76b154342811a8dcc2b507c1ce 2
15 %USERPROFILE%\Escritorio\mini-KMS_Activator_v1.051.exe 1,070,607 a0e4f5bcd5afc8b891cafcaccec37364 2
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