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Hack-Tool, PSWTool, Trojan.Hacktool, Application.Hacktool, Riskware:W32/Hacktool, SPR/Hacktool, APPL/Hacktool


A utility program that can give its user more access than is normally authorised. The access may be to remote computers; to restricted areas of an operating system; or to restricted features of an application.


Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    Note: If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Technical Details

Hack-tools are used to gain access to devices, programs, or program features that are not normally accessible. Examples of hack-tools include rooting programs that provide smartphone users with greater access to their device's operating system, or crack programs that allow users to install software without purchasing license keys.

Legal concerns

The legality of using a hack-tool can vary widely depending on the laws of the country where it is used and specific details of how it is used.