Published Jul 31, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/Patcher

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: TR/Spy.23040.293 (Avira) Virus.Win32.Oliga (Ikarus) Troj/Bdoor-AZC (Sophos) W32/PEPatcher (McAfee) Win32/HackTool.Patcher.T (ESET) HackTool.Patcher!k1ob6v1J4gE (VirusBuster)

Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This family of hacktools are used to patch or "crack" some software so it will run without a valid license or genuine product key.

We recommend you don't run this hacktool as it can be associated with malware or unwanted software.

In the past, we have seen malware on many PCs where hacktools are detected. You can read more in Volume 13 of the Security Intelligence Report.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.  

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other, hidden malware.

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If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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