Published Jul 09, 2012|Updated

HackTool:Win32/Patch.P

Alert level: Medium Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.

Hacktools can be used to patch or "crack" some software so it will run without a valid license or genuine product key.

Beware of running hacktools because they can be associated with malware or unwanted software.

We often see malware on PCs where hacktools are detected. You can read more about hacktools in Volume 13 of the Security Intelligence Report.

What to do now

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.

Remove programs

You might need to manually remove this program:

Get more help

You can also see our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

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

 

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