Riskware:W32/TcpScan

Classification

Riskware

Riskware

W32

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Summary

Useful, legitimate software which could possibly be misused for malicious purposes.

Automatic action

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.

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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Submit a sample

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Technical Details

This program is a TCP port scanner by WinEggDrop. Like most riskware products, this tool can be used for both malicious and non-malicious purposes.

It can legitimately be used to scan for open TCP ports in a certain IP address range. Network administrators usually use this to check vulnerable computers in the network, and hackers could use this to compromise systems.

The person using the tool can specify the open port it will look for and the number of threads to be employed for the scanning. They can also opt to save the scanning result in a log file.