How to Remove HackTool.KeyMaker (Malware Removal Guide)

30 Jul

Steps to Delete HackTool.KeyMaker Permanently

HackTool.KeyMaker is a suspicious and perilous malware infection and is categorized as a Trojan. This kind of malware alters the important registries and System files and thus PC starts to malfunction. A lot of error messages and pop-ups continuously occur on the screen which are disturbing and it creates a kind of panic. The access to several legitimate applications including MS Office programs gets blocked completely. The PC screen regularly shows BSOD errors and unusual pop-ups. Some notification is also triggered that promotes bogus security applications. It tries to convince the victims all the problems related to PC will automatically get solved after using the recommended software or using the provided tech-support services.

The two most dangerous attributes of HackTool.KeyMaker is its capability to alter the browser settings and identity theft that it executes very silently. It can modify the browser settings and changes the default search-engine provider, homepage, new-tab URL and so on. Due to these modifications, the webpage constantly get redirected to perilous webpage every now and then. It adds plug-ins and key-loggers in the browser that constantly follows user’s activities in order to steal highly sensitive and personal information. The cyber-criminals are allowed to access the PC from remote location.

How HackTool.KeyMaker Does Gets Inside the PC:

The cyber-criminals are very cunning and they use multiple methods and tricks to intrude the malware payloads successfully. Some of the popular tricks are bundling, social engineering, peer-to-peer files sharing networks, spam emails, external storage devices and so on. The Windows OS based PC are more vulnerable and it contains more security loopholes hence it is most likely to get infected easily. So, first of all, it is very important to strengthen the security firewall security settings. Update anti-malware tool. Be very careful while browsing and especially while downloading any programs. Read the terms and agreement and privacy-policy very carefully. Always use advance/custom installation option to avoid any unwanted attachments. Be careful from email attachments that are sent by unknown senders.

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Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with HackTool.KeyMaker then you were highly suggested to delete HackTool.KeyMaker by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.

So, what is anti-malware tool?

Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like HackTool.KeyMaker. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove HackTool.KeyMaker. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall HackTool.KeyMaker from Computer.

Complete tutorial to delete HackTool.KeyMaker using automatic removal method


  1. As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.step-1
  2. You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.step-2
  3. If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.step-3
  4. Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).step-4
  5. System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.step-5
  6. By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.step-6
  7. Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.step-7

How to get rid of HackTool.KeyMaker manually?

Eliminate HackTool.KeyMaker by going through Control Panel:

  1. Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).control-panel-1
  1. Select Control Panel option > Programs.control-panel-2
  1. The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.control-panel-3
  1. Please find out HackTool.KeyMaker as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.control-panel-4

Remove HackTool.KeyMaker entries from Windows Registry box:

  1. In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.manual1
  1. Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)manual2
  1. Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete HackTool.KeyMaker.manual3
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ HackTool.KeyMaker.exe
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
    Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.

Method to prevent HackTool.KeyMaker and other similar threats in future

After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like HackTool.KeyMaker infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by HackTool.KeyMaker again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.

  • Keep your anti-malware updated.
  • Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
  • Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
  • Block auto update from network inside System.
  • Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
  • Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
  • Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
  • Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
  • Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
  • Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.

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