I have been using Windows Product Key Viewer for ages to read current Windows' serial number. I had never any hack- or virus-related issue about this application.
A few days ago I have installed Bitdefender and one my OneDrive started to download a number of files to my new computer, Bitdefender has blocked it from downloading Windows Product Key Viewer claiming that this is Application.Hacktool.AMZ kind of threat.
What exactly is this?
Is it a false-positive and Bitdefender assumes / calls this a hacktool because I can use it to... erh... "do some hacking" by revealing some other user's serial number for Windows and/or Office? Or is using Windows Product Key Viewer truly a security risk and someone else can use it to hack into my PC?
In other words, is _Windows Product Key Viewer a legit software or is it a backdoor?
I have tried to search the Internet, but got some inconclusive answers. F-Secure says:
A utility program that can give its user more access than is normally authorised
Malwarebytes claims that everything in their database that has
hacktool. in the ID is a riskware in general.
So, is Windows Product Key Viewer / Application.Hacktool.AMZ a "dirty" utility or a risk?