Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.
Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive. In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release.
Usually, updating your F-Secure security product to use the latest database is enough to resolve the issue. You can check by first updating your F-Secure security product to use the latest detection database updates, then rescanning the file.
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 will need to first collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.
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.
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Submit a file or URL for further analysis.
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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