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Hacktool.Gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
July 28, 2014
Updated:
July 28, 2014 3:08:31 PM
Systems Affected:
Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Hacktool.Gen is a generic detection for many individual but varied hacktools for which specific definitions have not been created. A generic detection is used because it protects against many hacktools that share similar characteristics.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 28, 2014 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 28, 2014 revision 023
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 30, 2014
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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