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Category: Malware

Type: Worm

Aliases: Worm:W32/palevo.gen!, Worm:W32/palevo.gen


Worm:W32/Palevo.gen!A is a generic detection for variants from the Worm:W32/AutoRun malware family.

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: Resolving a False Positive.


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security program, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

Resolving a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a program or file as harmful if it has code or behavior that resembles known harmful programs. 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:

Knowledge Base

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About the product

See the manual for your F-Secure product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

AutoRun worms spread by copying themselves into the root directories of hard drives and other writable media, such as USB memory sticks.

For more information, please see Worm:W32/Autorun.

Date Created: 2010-06-01 10:01:33.0

Date Last Modified: 2010-07-15 06:06:01.0