Exploit:W32/ScriptStager

Classification

Malware

Exploit

W32

Exploit:W32/ScriptStager

Summary

A file or program has triggered a DeepGuard heuristic detection because it tries to exploit a vulnerability, or contains instructions to do so.

Removal

Automatic action

The F-Secure security product will automatically block the file from running.

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 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 known safe 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.

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Technical Details

About DeepGuard

When a file or program is first launched, F-Secure's security programs verify its safety from the Security Cloud file reputation service. If it cannot be verified, DeepGuard starts to monitor its behavior. DeepGuard automatically blocks files or programs that try to make potentially harmful changes to the system.

An exploit is a program, piece of code, or even a string of characters, that can take advantage of a flaw or loophole in a program or operating system (a vulnerability) to cause it to perform unexpected actions or allow unauthorized access.

An exploit is almost always used in a malicious context. If the exploit successfully runs, it can provide an attacker with a wide range of possible actions, from viewing data on a restricted-user database to almost complete control of a compromised system.

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