Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: JS
Aliases: Js/forcepopup@troj


Files detected as JS/forcepopup@troj are attempting to install software that generates popup windows. The software is capable of bypassing popup blockers such as Internet Explorer popup blocker, Norton Internet Security popup blocker, and Google Toolbar. Furthermore, it has a tracking cookie that can be used to track the affected user's browsing habits.


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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