Trojan-Downloader:JS/Agent is a large family of programs that secretly download, install and execute harmful files.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
Check for the latest database updates
First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.
Submit a sample
After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.
NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
Exclude a file from further scanning
If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Users typically encounter these files in one of the following scenarios:
Trojan-Downloader:JS/Agent variants often use social engineering. This usually involves making the file, spam email or fake website look legitimate or desirable enough to lure the user into voluntarily running the JS file.
When the file is launched, it will silently contact a remote server, then download and save additional harmful files onto the device. It can then run the downloaded files.
Some Trojan-Downloader:JS/Agent variants will also exploit vulnerabilities in the device to perform the file downloads.
Notable Trojan-Downloader:JS/Agent variants include: