Threat Description

Other:​W32/Dropper

Details

Aliases: Other:​W32/Dropper, Other:​W32/Dropper, dropper
Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32

Summary


A malicious program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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Technical Details


a Dropperis a standalone program that drops a virus to a system. Usually a dropper for a file virus is a very small program (a few bytes) infected by a virus.

A dropper for a boot virus is usually a program that writes the image of a boot sector virus stored inside it to a hard or floppy drive.

Virus droppers are no longer widespread as malware with the same capabilities integrated are becoming more common. Malicious programs with dropper-like capabilities are now identified as Trojan-Droppers.






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