Trackware

Threat description

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TYPETrackware

Summary

This program secretly monitors user behavior or gathers confidential information, then forwards the information to a third party.

Removal

Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically block the program from running and prompt the user 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 scanning & removal options

More information on the scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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

Technical Details

Trackware can monitor and record the user's actions on the device where the program is installed. The information gathered can sometimes involve confidential and/or personally identifiable details, such as account log-in names, passwords or other sensitive data.

Once gathered, the collected information may be forwarded to a remote server. This type of information gathering may be objectionable if the user is unaware it is happening and/or has not authorized it.

Trackware is most commonly associated with programs dealing with advertising (adware). They are also often distributed bundled together with other, legitimate programs.

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