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Why do activators show up as viruses on virus scanners?

fugio

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Nope, It’s not a virus. But mostly security products recognize it as a Malware or Trojan, because it’s from a unknown publisher, make an entry in your system services and it’s behavior.
KMS activator is just a Windows activator which fools Windows OS and install a program in your system and create a service which just Reset your Windows OS Activation after every 30 or 180 days. But what you’ll see is that your Windows is activated.
I hope this might help you :)
 

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Hi there, I kindly ask: Do you know why activators show up as a virus on scanners? I've wondered this for awhile.
Take care and thank you for the cool site.
Crack tools are detected as malware or viruses because, by definition, they are. Their specific purpose is to modify programs and files so that they don't work as designed. They delete verification files, modify registration status and do whatever they can to make their target not work as intended.
Even though the crack allows you, the user, to use the program for free (ie you are achieving your goal with the program and making it work as you intend it to), AV doesn't care about that. If some program wants to edit another one (or edit system files), it fits the definition of what malware is.
 

fugio

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Crack tools are detected as malware or viruses because, by definition, they are. Their specific purpose is to modify programs and files so that they don't work as designed. They delete verification files, modify registration status and do whatever they can to make their target not work as intended.
Even though the crack allows you, the user, to use the program for free (ie you are achieving your goal with the program and making it work as you intend it to), AV doesn't care about that. If some program wants to edit another one (or edit system files), it fits the definition of what malware is.
Thank you, Mr.Spacely.
Very informative and detailed.

One last question:
Would this not be a viable back door since AV's must be deactivated to run them?
Some keygen's and cracks are known to contain: viruses, trojans, malware,rootkit, etc.

Thanks again for the site.
 

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That's where the "trust among thieves" comes into place. The uploaders test the software and its associated crack/keygen 1st of all so if there is a strange behavior they would notice first and the same goes for those who tried it before them. You can check especially on this site and you will see that as soon as a program is proven to be anything else than what it claims, it gets removed very fast and members get notified.

If you don't feel tho you can trust the creator of a hack/keygen etc there is a thing you can do. You can use a Virtual Machine with just an OS and install said program there for a period of time so you can examine yourself about its behavior. If after a period of time you are satisfied, you can install it on your main PC.

About why they are detected as viruses the reasons are multiple as people said above. The main reason tho is what we call false positive. Because cracks in their code use similar instructions as a virus would or mimic some of the behavior that a warm/virus would have, the antivirus in its effort to play safe it flags it and it then passes on the responsibility to you to further explore and investigate.

One way to tell, though it's not absolute, is to use sites like VirusTotal. Virus total examines a file based on almost all scanners in the market. If a file is indeed a virus it will be picked up by the majority of engines and will have the same or similar name. If only a few and relatively unknown pick the file as a virus, you will notice that each uses a generic name and not a specific one. You will see names as Keylogger Generic or Trojan Agent etc. In that case, it's most likely a false positive and you can assume its safe to use it.

Keep in mind some Antivirus detects cracks and even Cheats for games as "generic exploits" and flag them as Generic.Exploit but that doesn't make them a virus. Also some not so famous a/v "overdo it" in their effort to trick customers/users that they are working good and you got your money's worth. A google search of the name will also reveal a lot about the nature of the report you got.
 
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One of the most informative thread I have read in a while.
Thanks to the OP for asking an important question and thanks to all the knowledgeable people here who explained the answer with patience and clarity.
 

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:hi: To be honest I've wondered the same thing and appreciate
the detailed answer, though I don't think any of us should worry about
a crack, patch or keygen not being exactly what it says it is here,
I can't say that about all sites similar to this one but
i notice how strict they are here that uploaders should give a detailed
virus report with their software.:)
 

lilitheseeder

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Thank you all for providing concise and accurate information, and for helping this community become smarter and smarter :))
 

jimmycollaros

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Thank you, Mr.Spacely.
Very informative and detailed.

One last question:
Would this not be a viable back door since AV's must be deactivated to run them?
Some keygen's and cracks are known to contain: viruses, trojans, malware,rootkit, etc.

Thanks again for the site.
Dont' worry download and install what you want DONT' WORRY everything is clean and tested here.
 

juanamm

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In this community the members are taken care of.
It is not a malware forum that users want to become infected with viruses.
A mistake can be made by anyone, but we work very hard checking and testing the programs before uploading them.
In fact, a new standard has been created lately, for greater user safety, only staff is allowed to upload activators here.
 
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