Riskware

Threat description

Details

Category: Riskware
Type: Riskware
Platform: W32, Android

Summary

Useful software which may be misused or subverted for malicious purposes.



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

More information on scanning or removal options are available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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



Technical Details

Riskware refers to programs which may introduce security risks to a user's device, system or data, either with or without the knowledge of the user. Software that is not malicious but does not provide the functionality claimed may also be classed as riskware.

Programs that can be categorized as riskware are often both legitimate and useful. In certain circumstances however, these programs can introduce risks to the user or the system, such as:

  • Used to gain privileges, access or capabilities beyond that intended by the system provider
  • Under certain circumstances, may introduce risks not present during normal operations
  • Under certain circumstances, may be remotely subverted by an intruder to gain access to the system

If the user is aware of the security risks involved and wishes to proceed with installing and using the program, there is no reason not to do so.





Description Created: 2007-03-22 11:55:25.0

Description Last Modified: 2015-01-16 11:00:00.0


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