Microsoft brands Process Hacker as malware

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Microsoft brands Process Hacker as malware

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Microsoft has declared the Process Hacker project is malware :

Microsoft provided the development team with this response:

Process Hacker was declared malware by Microsoft and is currently removed from your machine automatically by Microsoft Defender as a "high risk" threat. Microsoft has refused to provide any information to the development team except stating they will continue removing Process Hacker automatically from Windows for the foreseeable future.

Process Hacker was started in 2008 as an open source alternative to Task Manager and Process Explorer. The Process Hacker project does not contain malware or spyware and all source code can be viewed online at Github or SourceForge:

The project development will continue but it's expected Microsoft will remove the project source repository from Github since the threat classification violates the Github ToS.

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