Threat Description

Cracker

Details

Aliases: Cracker, Cracker.Dao, Cracker.Wicked
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary


'Crackers' are small programs that patch specific software they are written for to disable copy protection or/and to unlock some locked features. These are usually standalone programs that do not do any harm to computer system. Being run they search for specific file (usually with hardcoded name) and change some bytes in it. Most of crackers are packed with home-made encryption/protection routines.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.








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