A Hack Tool
is typically a program, crack, or keygen used by hackers for activating/installing pirated software or to gain access to a computer without authorization.
However, some administrative tools may be detected as Risk Tool
, or Hacking tool
because they have the potential of being misued by others or that it was simply detected as suspicious or a threat due to the security program's heuristic analysis
engine which provides the ability to detect possible new variants of malware
. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish
between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove
them. Since these detections do not necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program, in some cases the detection may be a "false positive
". If you installed or recognize the program, then you can ignore the detection. If not, then you need to investigate further.
These types of detections are not an infection
in the typical sense...meaning they are not in the same category as infectious malware which includes viruses