WS.Hacktool.1

WS.Hacktool.1

Updated:
15 May 2010
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

WS.Hacktool.1 is a cloud based detection for files that have the characteristics of a hacktool.

Hacktool is a type of program that can be used by a hacker or unauthorized user to attack, gain unwelcome access to, or perform identification or profiling of a computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version 02 October 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version 27 March 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version 20 April 2010 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 01 April 2009
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
A file detected by this detection name is a type of hacktool program. Hacktool is a type of program that can be used by a hacker or unauthorized user to attack, gain unwelcome access to, or perform identification or profiling of a computer.

This detection technology allows cloud-enabled Symantec products to leverage real-time protection against the latest risks to appear on the threat landscape. The technology receives input about the attributes of software files (applications, drivers, and DLLs) from multiple sources, including:

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