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Category: Malware

Type: Hack-Tool

Aliases: Hack-Tool:W32/Virtool, Virtool


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.


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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.