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Packed.Generic.442

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 30, 2013
Updated:
September 30, 2013 12:04:26 PM
Type:
Trojan
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.442 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 pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version pending
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 30, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 2, 2013
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 10+
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Lowers security settings on the compromised computer. Asks the user to pay to unlock the computer.
  • 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. Locks the desktop.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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