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.
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- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
File System Details
|#||File Name||Size||MD5||Detection Count|
|6||%APPDATA%Norton 360 V5.0.exe||299,641||aa71a358e62b2a519b127a5260bd7b21||6|
|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|
|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|
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.