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Category: Malware

Type: Trojan

Aliases: Trojan:W32/Fakedoc.[variant]!online


This detection from the F-Secure Security Cloud identifies a document file which contains embedded code that can perform harmful actions.


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Technical Details

F-Secure Security Cloud is an online reputation service that provides the latest analysis and reputation rating for programs, files and websites. If a questionable program or file is found during a scan, a query is sent to the Security Cloud to get the most recent reputation rating for it.

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will then use the information from Security Cloud (and if needed, further analysis) to determine whether to delete, quarantine or block the program or file.

The Security Cloud rating for the program or file indicates that it has harmful embedded code.

The document file may have been deliberately created to include harmful embedded code, or it may be a legitimate document file that has been tampered with by an unauthorized party to insert the unwanted content.

Usually, if the document file is opened by an unsuspecting user, the embedded code is silently launched and run on the machine. Effects of the code can vary, including:

  • Displaying unwanted advertising content
  • Performing clickjacking fraud
  • Harvesting sensitive information from the device
  • Granting a remote attacker access to the device

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