Trojan:W32/GenericPayload.[variant]!DeepGuard , Trojan:W32/GenericInjector.[variant]!DeepGuard , Trojan:W32/GenericDropper.[variant]!DeepGuard


A file or program has triggered a DeepGuard heuristic detection because it performs (or contains instructions for) actions similar to known trojans.

Automatic action

The F-Secure security product will automatically block the file from running.

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 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 DeepGuard

When a file or program is first launched, F-Secure's security programs verify its safety from the Security Cloud file reputation service. If it cannot be verified, DeepGuard starts to monitor its behavior. DeepGuard automatically blocks files or programs that try to make potentially harmful changes to the system.

This detection indicates that the file or program tried to make changes to the system that are similar to those performed by known trojans. These may include:

  • Adding, editing or deleting files
  • Modifying important system settings
  • Collecting confidential data from the system
  • Gaining access to system components that are normally restricted
  • Downloading files from a remote website or server
  • Connecting to a remote website or server
  • Transmitting data to a remote website or server