Application

Classification

PUA/Spyware

Application

W32

Application, APPL/

Summary

A program or file that has code or behavior which can introduce additional security risks if used in a harmful or unauthorized manner.

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may allow the file to run, block it from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or ask you to select an action.

Allow a blocked file to run or exclude a file from scanning

If you are aware of the risks involved in using the file and consent to its use, you may change the settings of your F-Secure security product to allow the file to run. You may also change the settings to exclude it from scanning.

Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

This detection identifies programs with code or behavior that can introduce security risks if it is used in a unintended or unauthorized manner. Examples of such programs include:

  • Remote administration programs
  • File transfer protocol (FTP) servers
  • Internet relay chat (IRC) clients
  • Data packet sniffers

Such programs are usually considered legitimate and useful, if they are used properly and by an authorized user. If misused however, they can:

  • Give unauthorized access to confidential information
  • Give unauthorized user privileges
  • Direct the system to perform a harmful action

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to keep it installed. You may also choose to exclude it from further scanning.