A generic detection has identified a program or file that has features or behaviors similar to a backdoor.
Security programs use generic detections that look for broad patterns of code or behavior to identify similar programs or files. If you suspect the file was incorrectly detected, go to: Removal: Resolving a False Positive.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
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 to F-Secure Labs 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.
A backdoor is a remote administration tool (RAT) that allows a user to access and control a computer, usually remotely over a network or the Internet.
While backdoors can be used for legitimate activities by authorized administrators, they can also be used by attackers to gain control of a computer or device without the knowledge or consent of its user or administrator.
Attackers can distribute a backdoor to potential victims in numerous ways - for example, as part of the payload for a worm or trojan; as a disguised file attached to a spam email; as a file shared on peer-to-peer (P2P) networks, and so on.
Attackers typically rely on either social engineering or exploiting a vulnerability to install the backdoor on a computer.
A backdoor is usually able to gain control of a system because it exploits undocumented processes or features in an operating system or installed program. Depending on how sophisticated a backdoor program is, it can perform actions such as:
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