1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. WS.Hacktool.1


May 15, 2010 11:32:38 AM
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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 October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2009 revision 005
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2010 revision 024
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 1, 2009
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