Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy.A is a component of a commercial surveillance product that monitors user activity. Variants of FinSpy also exist on other platforms.
Once detected, the F-Secure security program will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
F-Secure's Mobile Security product blocks installation of this program with default settings.
If you have been infected by FinSpy, Privacy International would like to hear from you. For more information, please see:
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.
Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.
Trojan-Spy:W32/FinSpy is a component of the surveillance product FinFisher, a commercial trojan manufactured and sold by a UK-based company called Gamma International. This trojan has reportedly been used against citizens in Egypt, Bahrain and Turkmenistan, as well as other locations.
Once FinSpy has infected a computer, it can be used to remotely monitor the system, including taking screen shots, recording keyboard strokes and intercepting Skype communications. It is also reportedly able to track mobile devices and monitor activities, including messaging and calls, made on the affected devices.
Date Created: 2012-08-03 10:40:00.0
Date Last Modified: 2012-09-04 13:40:00.0