Threat Description

Other:​W32/Dropper

Details

Aliases:Other:​W32/Dropper, dropper
Category:Malware
Type:Other
Platform:W32

Summary



A malicious program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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



a Dropperis a standalone program that drops a virus to a system. Usually a dropper for a file virus is a very small program (a few bytes) infected by a virus.

A dropper for a boot virus is usually a program that writes the image of a boot sector virus stored inside it to a hard or floppy drive.

Virus droppers are no longer widespread as malware with the same capabilities integrated are becoming more common. Malicious programs with dropper-like capabilities are now identified as Trojan-Droppers.






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