Packed.Generic.456 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 10, 2014 revision 023
Latest Rapid Release version February 10, 2014 revision 023
Initial Daily Certified version February 10, 2014 revision 033
Latest Daily Certified version February 10, 2014 revision 033
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: Lowers security settings on the compromised computer. Downloads files.
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.