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A program containing problems that prevent it from functioning as the author intended.


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 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.

Technical Details

The Type designation 'Intended' was previously used by F-Secure to identify a program containing problems that prevent it from functioning as the author intended.

For example, if a virus is classified with the Intended prefix, it means that the virus in question can not survive in the real world; usually it has too many bugs.


With changes in the threat landscape today, programs previously identified as 'Intended' would now be identified as ' Virus', ' Trojan', ' Backdoor' or ' Application'.

The update in naming better clarifies the program's overall security profile in the current, more complex threat landscape.

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