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Packed.Generic.456

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 10, 2014
Updated:
April 4, 2014 3:30:18 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • 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.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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