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Packed.Generic.457

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 11, 2014
Updated:
February 11, 2014 12:37:47 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
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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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • 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.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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