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Type :

Data Miner

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Mindset Interactive


NetPal used to track browser usage and display pop-up advertisements. The company behind NetPal has closed down and has ceased to exist.


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

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 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.

Technical Details

Mindset Interactive created NetPal. It was the second largest product after Favoriteman and it was promoted with new sites and new names.

It appears however that Mindset Interactive has closed down all their sites and operations.

F-Secure still detects NetPal because it still exists in the wild. Even though the components are no longer harmful, they add additional load to your browser.

Mindset Interactive also created Favoriteman. Read more of& the description of Favoriteman here: