Threat Description

Hack-Tool: W32/Virtool

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Hack-Tool
Platform: W32
Aliases: Hack-Tool:W32/Virtool, Virtool

Summary


Detection names starting with 'Virtool' are Generic Detections for utility programs that can be misused to access a computer system and perform actions that may be unauthorized by the machine's primary user.



Removal


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

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

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Technical Details


The Type designation 'Hack-tool' was previously used by F-Secure to identify a utility program that can be used, or misused, to access remote computers.

With changes in the threat landscape today, programs previously identified as 'Hacktool' have been reclassified under the Riskware Category, with the Type designation 'Hack-Tool'.

The update in naming better clarifies the program's overall security profile in the current, more complex threat landscape.






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