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Packed.Generic.444

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 4, 2013
Updated:
October 4, 2013 2:52:34 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Packed.Generic.444 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.

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 4, 2013 revision 033
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 4, 2013 revision 033
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 4, 2013 revision 035
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 4, 2013 revision 035
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 9, 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: Medium
  • Payload: Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition. Lowers security settings on the compromised computer.
  • Degrades Performance: Locks the desktop making the system unusable.
  • Causes System Instability: May perform actions that prevents the user from accessing certain programs on the computer.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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