Threat Description

Trojan (Script)


Category: Malware
Type: Trojan
Platform: W32
Aliases: Trojan.script.[variant]


A detection name that uses the format "trojan.script.[variant]" is a Generic Detection that identifies script files with trojan-like characteristics or behavior.


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.

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Technical Details

In computing, ascript is a small program or section of code which is 'read' and executed by another, primary application. Scripts can be written in one of a large number of programming languages (e.g., Bash, Delphi, JavaScript, etc), and may be used to perform a wide variety of actions, making them versatile tools in legitimate circumstances. Unfortunately, this versatility may also be put to use with malicious intent.

Malicious scripts are usually (but not always) detected as trojans. Examples of malicious scripts include:


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