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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 12, 2014
February 12, 2014 1:20:36 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Packed.Generic.458 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 12, 2014 revision 016
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 12, 2014 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 12, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 12, 2014 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 2014
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition. Gathers information from the computer. May download additional files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.
  • Degrades Performance: Locks the desktop making the system unusable.


  • Distribution Level: Low
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