Published Sep 21, 2011 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

HackTool:Win32/Patch

High |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

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Summary

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This threat is 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.  

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

Even if we've already detected and removed this particular threat, running a full scan might find other malware that is hiding on your PC.

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You can also visit 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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