Threat Description

Possibly a destructive program

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Possibly a destructive program

Summary


F-Secure Anti-Virus uses generic, heuristic methods to detect unknown harmful programs. These methods are not foolproof, and will miss some harmful programs while sometimes labeling clean programs as possibly destructice.

False alarms are especially likely if you are scanning all files on your system, regardless of the extension.

When you encounter a file labeled as "Possibly infected", send a sample to our sample submission address for further analysis.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Contact Support

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.








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