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What do the options in Extended threat categories mean?

Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix reports viruses or malware detection. In addition, you can set Lavasoft Anti-Virus Helix to detect other so-called Extended threat categories.

Go to Configuration, enable the Expert mode, then go to General -> Extended threat categories. Here you can activate or deactivate more unwanted program types.

Software that displays advertising pop-ups or software that very often without the user's consent sends user specific data to third parties and might therefore be unwanted.

Backdoor-Client (BDC):
In order to steal data or to manipulate computers, a Backdoor-Server program sneaks in, without the user's knowledge. This program can be managed by third parties through a Backdoor-Client via Internet or network.

Double Extension Files:
Executable files, which disguise their own extension and thus appear to be harmless.

If you activate this option, you are warned when a dial-up program tries to connect and charge a fee. You can just delete the unwanted 0190/0900-dialer. In case you really want to use such a dialer, you can declare it as exception and it will not be scanned.

Security Privacy Risk (SPR):
These are programs that might be able to affect the security of your system, might trigger activities you might not want or might violate your privacy.

If you activate this option, you are warned every time a game is detected.

Unusual Runtime Compression Tools:
Files that have been compressed using an unusual tool and are therefore suspicious. Make sure they come from a trusty source.

Joke programs are just meant to scare, amuse or annoy someone. They are harmless for the computer and do not spread themselves. Attention: the symptoms of joke programs can be triggered by viruses or Trojans.

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