Suspicious processes/components were found in the virtual memory after the suspect file was executed and examined in a virtual test system.
If a file contains potentially damaging routines or suspicious code, F-Secure security products will flag it as Suspicious as a precautionary measure.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product may either automatically disinfect the suspect file or prompt the user to select a desired action. For more information, see:
If in doubt, or in cases where a legitimate file is suspected to contain malicious code, please send a sample to F-Secure Labs via the Submit A Sample (SAS) page for analysis.
In some cases, subsequent analysis may determine the file is a False Alarm or False Positive. The relevant detection will then be modified to ensure the issue does not reoccur.
A detection in the format 'Memscan:[variable]', where [variable] can be 'trojan', 'worm', 'virus' or similar, is a Heuristic Detection of a file or program that behaves in a suspicious or potentially harmful manner.
To examine a suspect program's behavior, security software will run it in an isolated "virtual system" and observe its actions within the contained environment, without compromising or endangering the user's actual system. Suspect files that perform suspicious or harmful actions in the virtual system will trigger a Heuristic Detection.