Avira Virus Lab
The term 'SPR' ('Security or Privacy Risk') denotes a program that might possibly be able to affect the security of your system, might trigger activities you might not want or might violate your privacy. This class of detection flags applications that if used unproperly or with malicious intent might damage or compromise security on the local system, remote systems or network infrastructure. These are legitimate applications that can be used to extract protected information, provide remote access to the local machine, modify advanced system settings or perform advanced operating system or networking functions. This detection doesn't mean that the file is malicious. However, if the file got on the system without the user's knowledge the system's security might be compromised. Disabling this detection is recommended for advanced users that understand the risks and how to use these applications.
The term 'PSW' denotes part of a malware sample which tries to collect passwords.
A generic detection routine designed to detect common family characteristics shared in several variants. This special detection routine was developed in order to detect unknown variants and will be enhanced continuously.
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