Threat description


Platform: W32
Aliases: CPAV, Central Point


CPAV is not a virus, but an antivirus program. If F-Secure anti-virus products says that a program has been modified by Central Point Antivirus, it means that CPAV has added a self-checking module to the end of the program.

When a program modified in this way is executed, the added code will first check that the length of the program is not changed, and allows the program to execute only if this is not the case.

F-Secure anti-virus products will detect programs modified in this way because the added code resembles virus code closely, and also because several programs (including F-Secure anti-virus products) will not run after a modification like this.

The added code can be removed by CPAV itself.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on 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 more information.

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.


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