When searching our Virus Descriptions database for a specific program (e.g., Trojan:SWF/Example.A
), you may be directed to this page if the overview below sufficiently describes the program.
Alternatively, you may be directed to this page if no description matching that specific query is currently available. You can submit a sample of the suspect file to our Response Lab for further analysis via:
• Sample Analysis System
The term 'SWF' is a identifier for a file that run on the Adobe Flash platform, a type of file format commonly used for multimedia presentations and interactive web applications.
To view these files (also known as Flash files), a user usually requires a separate 'player' application known as a Flash Player to be installed, usually as a plugin to their web browser.
Some malware are deceptively designed to mimic genuine Flash files, and are promoted to unsuspecting users using social engineering techniques in order to convince the user to execute the malicious file.