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Packed.Generic.428

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 9, 2013
Updated:
July 10, 2013 10:42:51 AM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Packed.Generic.428 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal them from antivirus software. This heuristic detection is used to detect threats associated with multiple threat families.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 10, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 10, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 10, 2013 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 10, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 10, 2013
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: High
  • Payload Trigger: Clicking on links in unsolicited emails.
  • Payload: Opens a back door, gathers information from the computer, steals sensitive information, may download additional files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals confidential information.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
  • Subject of Email: Varies, depending on the spam email campaign.

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