Riskware:Android!Online

Classification

PUA

Riskware

Android

Riskware:Android/, Riskware.android

Summary

This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud identifies Android apps with code or behavior that can introduce security risks to the device or to data stored on it.

Removal

Automatic action

The F-Secure security product will automatically prompt you for a desired action. You may choose to Uninstall, Quarantine or keep the file.

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.

Find out more

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

About Security Cloud

F-Secure's Security Cloud is an online service that tracks the security reputation of common programs, files and websites. If a questionable program or file is found during a scan, your F-Secure security product will send a query to the Security Cloud to get its most recent reputation rating. The product will then use that information (and if needed, further analysis) to choose whether to block, quarantine or remove the program or file.

The Security Cloud rating for the identified app indicates that it has code or behavior that can introduce security risks to the device or to data stored on it (riskware). A program that is not harmful but does not provide the functionality claimed may also be classed as riskware.

Apps which can be classed as riskware are those that can give more control or access to a device's operating system or stored data than is usually allowed. This includes apps such as:

  • Operating system rooting tools
  • Data packet sniffing tools
  • 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 damage to stored data or the device.

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 on your device.