A Generic Detection for a member of a large group of malicious programs written in a script programming language.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
A detection name that uses the format "trojan.script.[variant]" is a Generic Detection that identifies script files with trojan-like characteristics or behavior.
Malicious scripts are usually (but not always) detected as trojans. Examples of malicious scripts include:
About Generic Detections
Unlike more traditional detections (also known as signatures 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, see the Generic Detection description.