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Trojan (Script)

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Aliases: Trojan.script

Summary


A generic detection has identified a script file that has features or behaviors similar to a trojan.

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

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.

Resolve a False Positive

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. If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you can:

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Technical Details


In computing, a script 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.

Script files that include harmful code are usually (but not always) detected as trojans. Examples of malicious scripts include: