Android.Riskware

Classification

PUA

Riskware

Android

Android.Riskware.[family]

Summary

An Android app that can introduce security risks to a device, or the data stored on it, if used in an unauthorized or harmful manner.

Automatic action

Once the scan is complete, the F-Secure security product will ask if you want to uninstall the file, move it to the quarantine or keep it installed on your device.

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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Knowledge Base

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User Guide

See the user guide for your product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

An Android app may be classified as riskware if it gives more control or access to a device's operating system or stored data than is usually allowed. This includes programs such as:

  • Operating system rooting tools
  • Data packet sniffing tools
  • Remote administration software
  • Network monitoring software
  • Hack-tools

While such apps may be legitimately used by the device's authorized user or administrator, they are classified by security programs as riskware because in the hands of unauthorized users, they can also be used to cause harm.