Exploit:W32/FlashPack

Classification

Malware

Exploit

W32

Exploit:W32/FlashPack.A

Summary

FlashPack is an exploit kit that attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in a user's computer or mobile device (or in the programs installed on it). If successful, FlashPack will then download additional malware onto the compromised device.

Removal

Automatic action

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.

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.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

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User Guide

See the user guide for your product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

As with most exploit kits, users may encounter FlashPack on a compromised site on which an attacker has silently inserted the kit (much like a driveby download attack), or on malicious sites user has been forcibly redirected to from a compromised site.

FlashPack attempts to run various exploits against the user's computer in order to probe for any vulnerabilities present in programs installed on the machine, or in the computer's operating system itself; if the exploit(s) are successful, then the user's machine may be compromised and exposed for further intrusion.

For more about exploit kits, see Article: Exploit kits.