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.

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

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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.

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