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February 13, 2007 11:36:31 AM
Hack Tool
Risk Impact:
File Names:
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Hacktool.HideWindow is a utility program that hackers often use to hide the windows of applications, which are used for malicious purposes.


Your Symantec antivirus program detects this threat as Hacktool.HideWindow.


Hacktool.HideWindow is commonly associated with various IRC Backdoor and Trojan horse programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 3, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 8, 2004 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 4, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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