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 to F-Secure Labs 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.
Users typically encounter Kavala variants as files that are attached to email messages.
The contents of the email message usually follow typical social engineering patterns - for example, claiming to be a delivery invoice, business-related document or urgent legal summons - to pressure or trick users into running the attached file. Some examples of the message titles used by these emails include:
The files attached to the email messages are usually deceptively named. Some examples of file names used include:
Note that some Kavala files use two or more file endings, such as .doc.js; this is a common trick used by malware authors to deceive users about the nature of a file. The actual filetype will vary depending on the specific Kavala variant, and can be any of the following:
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