Application:Android/Generic.variant!Online

Threat description

Details

CATEGORYRiskware
TYPEApplication
PLATFORMAndroid

Summary

This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud indicates the presence of characteristics or behavior which match known Android applications that may, if misused, introduce additional security risks.

Removal

Automatic action

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Exclusion

If you are aware of and accept the potential risk associated with this program, you can configure the F-Secure security product to exclude it from scanning.

More scanning & removal options

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Technical Details

F-Secure identifies a program using the 'Application' Type if it includes behaviors or features which, if misused, can introduce additional security risks.

Examples of programs identified as 'Application' include file downloaders, remote access tools and rooting utility programs. These programs can be considered legitimate and useful, but may also be inappropriately or maliciously used to:

  • Gain unauthorized access to confidential information
  • Gain unauthorized user privileges
  • Direct the device to perform a harmful action

If the user is aware of the potential risk involved, has legitimate authority for use and wishes to proceed with installing and using the program, there is no reason not to do so.

About the Security Cloud

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.

For more information about the Security Cloud, see:

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