Application

Threat description

Details

TYPEApplication

Summary

A program that may be misused to either introduce additional security risks or cause harm to a device, or to files stored on it.

Removal

Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically block the program from running and prompt you for a desired action.

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

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more assistance.

Technical Details

A program is classified as an 'Application' if it can be misused to cause harm to a device, or to files stored on it. These programs are usually considered legitimate and useful, if they are used properly and by an authorized user. Examples of such programs include:

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

If misused however (for example, in an unauthorized context or by an attacker), these programs can:

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

If you are aware of the potential risk involved, have legitimate authority for use and wish to proceed with installing and using the program, there is no reason not to do so.

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