Threat description


Category: Malware
Type: Virus
Platform: W32
Aliases: VMProtect, VM-Protect


VMProtect is a Russian-made security envelope and file compressor utility that makes reverse engineering of protected software quite difficult. According to reports, VMProtect has been lately used to obfuscate malicious software, so heuristic detection for it was added into F-Secure Anti-Virus.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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