Trojan:W32/Fakedoc.[variant]!Online

Classification

Malware

Trojan

W32

Trojan:W32/Fakedoc.[variant]!online

Summary

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

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it may block the file from running, move it to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

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.

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Technical Details

About Security Cloud

F-Secure's Security Cloud is an online service that tracks the security reputation of common programs, files and websites. If a questionable program or file is found during a scan, your F-Secure security product will send a query to the Security Cloud to get its most recent reputation rating. The product will then use that information (and if needed, further analysis) to choose whether to block, quarantine or remove 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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