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  3. Hacktool.Vanquish


February 13, 2007 11:42:29 AM
Hack Tool
Risk Impact:
File Names:
vanquish.exe vanquish.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Hacktool.Vanquish is a tool that hides all files and folders with the string "vanquish" in their name.


The presence of one or more files detected as Hacktool.Vanquish.


The hacktool arrives as an .exe and a .dll file that must be manually installed on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 14, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 26, 2015 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 16, 2005
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