> Viruses & Risks > Packed.Generic.432


Risk Level 1: Very Low

July 17, 2013
July 17, 2013 12:17:30 PM
Systems Affected:
Packed.Generic.432 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 17, 2013 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 17, 2013 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 17, 2013 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 17, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 2013
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload Trigger: Clicking on links in unsolicited emails.
  • Payload: Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition.
    Lowers security settings on the compromised computer.
    Opens a back door, gathers information from the computer, steals sensitive information, may downloa
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals confidential information.
  • 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 Level: Low

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