Threat Description



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


'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.


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.


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