Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Other

Aliases: Dropped, Dropped:generic, Dropped:trojan, Dropped:adware, Dropped: application

Summary


The file or program appears to be designed to install (drop) a second file; the dropped file would have triggered a detection already available in our detection databases.

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Technical Details


The file identified by the detection (referred to as a dropper) appears to be designed to install another file onto the system. While such behavior may be legitimate, in this instance the file that was (or would have been) dropped also triggered a separate detection by security software.

The detection name indicates the type of program that dropper was attempting to install:

  • Dropped:Trojan - The file has code or performs actions similar to a trojan.
  • Dropped:Adware - The file has code or performs actions similar to adware.
  • Dropped:Application - The file appears to be an application that may introduce security risks.
  • Dropped:Generic - The file has code or performs actions similar to multiple kinds of harmful programs.