HackTool.HRSword is Malwarebytes' detection name for a tool that is used by cybercriminals to disable endpoint protection tools.
Hack tools are a special kind of riskware. Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious, but pose some sort of risk for the user in another way. The files detected as HackTool.HRSword could be present as part of the Chinese Huorong Network Technology protection suite, but as a standalone file it is often a sign of an attack in progress.
Malwarebytes protects users by detecting HackTool.HRSword
Malwarebytes blocks HackTool.HRSword
Malwarebytes can detect and remove HackTool.FilePatch without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use theBrowse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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