> Viruses & Risks > Packed.Generic.443


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 1, 2013
October 1, 2013 11:45:43 AM
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.443 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 1, 2013 revision 009
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 1, 2013 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 1, 2013 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 1, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 2, 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: Opens a back door, gathers information from the computer, steals sensitive information, may download additional files. Lowers security settings on the compromised computer. isplays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its pr
  • 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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