Threat Description

Backdoor (Generic)


Aliases:Backdoor (Generic), Backdoor.generic, Gen:variant.backdoor


A remote administration utility that bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.

Technical Details

This is a Generic Detection that identifies files with backdoor-like characteristics or behavior.

About Backdoors

A backdoor is a Remote Administration Utility (RAT) that bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network, almost always for malicious reasons.

For more general information about backdoors, please see the Backdoor description.

About Generic Detections

Unlike signature or single-file detections, a Generic Detection does not identify a unique or individual malicious program. Instead, a Generic Detection looks for broadly applicable code or behavior characteristics that indicate a file as potentially malicious, so that a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware.

For more information about Generic Detections, please see the Generic Detection description.


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