Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Packed.Generic.457 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 February 11, 2014 revision 009
Latest Rapid Release version February 11, 2014 revision 009
Initial Daily Certified version February 11, 2014 revision 020
Latest Daily Certified version February 11, 2014 revision 020
Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 2014
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Wild Level: Medium
Number of Infections: 0 - 49
Number of Sites: 0 - 2
Geographical Distribution: Low
Threat Containment: Easy
Damage Level: Medium
Payload: Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition. Gathers information from the computer. May download additional files.
Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.
Degrades Performance: Locks the desktop making the system unusable.