Threat Description



Aliases: Other:​W32/SWF
Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32


The file appears to be suspicious, is potentially undesirable, or may be structured in a way or has characteristics that resembles known malware. This may indicate the presence of a malware infection, or that the suspect file is malicious.


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Technical Details

When searching our Virus Descriptions database for a specific program (e.g., Trojan:SWF/Example.A), you may be directed to this page if the overview below sufficiently describes the program. Alternatively, you may be directed to this page if no description matching that specific query is currently available. You can submit a sample of the suspect file to our Response Lab for further analysis via:

About SWF

The term 'SWF' is a identifier for a file that run on the Adobe Flash platform, a type of file format commonly used for multimedia presentations and interactive web applications.To view these files (also known as Flash files), a user usually requires a separate 'player' application known as a Flash Player to be installed, usually as a plugin to their web browser.Some malware are deceptively designed to mimic genuine Flash files, and are promoted to unsuspecting users using social engineering techniques in order to convince the user to execute the malicious file.


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