This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud identifies a program with characteristics or behavior that matches Adware:Android/StartApp, an advertising module that is distributed bundled together with other applications. The advertising module is used to display advertising content on the device.
When detected during scanning, F-Secure SAFE will prompt you for a desired action. You may assess the detected file and choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep it installed on your device. More information about these options can be found at Help Center: Assess files detected during scanning.
More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.
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Adware:Android/StartApp displays third-party advertising content to the device user, either as icons or notification messages in the device interface, or as pop-up messages that are shown when the bundled apps are run.
Mobile apps, especially those distributed for free, often include behavior or components for displaying third-party advertising content. This is done as an alternative form of revenue for the software developers, who would otherwise have to charge users for the application itself.
If a user is unaware of the 'ad-supported' nature of such programs, or objects to the content being shown, they may cause considerable annoyance. If use of the program outweighs the inconvenience of having ads displayed, the user may elect to keep the program installed.
F-Secure Security Cloud is a cloud-based threat analysis system that maintains a security rating for common programs, files and websites.
When an F-Secure security product encounters a suspect program or file, it sends a query over the Internet to the Security Cloud and checks for the latest rating available for the program (that is, whether it has already been rated as 'safe' or 'harmful'). Based on the rating, the security product may then either quarantine the suspect file, block it or allow it to proceed.
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