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Category: Malware

Type: Other

Aliases: Memscan:trojan, Memscan:rootkit, Memscan:worm, Memscan:virus


Suspicious processes/components were found in the virtual memory after the suspect file was executed and examined in a virtual test system.


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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.