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HackTool.Win32.HackAV or not-a-virus:Keygen (or HackTool:Win32/Keygen (Microsoft Malware Protection Center)) is the definition from Kaspersky Labs for a program designed to assist hacking. These programs often contain the signatures of potential malware, that is not dangerous by itself, but can interfere with the work on a PC, or can be used by a hacker to get some personal information from a user's computer.

According to the Microsoft Malware Protection Center its first known detection goes back to July 16, 2009.[1][2]


This riskware is able to create license keys for illegally downloaded, non-registered software. This kind of tool may appear differently, depending on what software the tool is designed to create a key for.[1] The following security threats were most often found on PCs that have been related to these tools:

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