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.


Automatic action

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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.

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