Packed.Hacktool

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:42:44 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Risk Impact: High
Systems Affected: Windows

Behavior


Packed.Hacktool is a generic detection for hacktool programs that haved been processed with software packers.

Symptoms


Your Symantec product detects a file as Packed.Hacktool.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 15, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 15, 2013 revision 001
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 15, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 15, 2013 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 17, 2004

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Updated: February 13, 2007 11:42:44 AM
Type: Hack Tool
Risk Impact: High
Systems Affected: Windows


Packed.Hacktool is a generic detection for hacktool programs that have been compressed using software packers. Software that has been packed is often reduced in terms of file size and must be unpacked before the original file can be executed. The unpacking procedure is performed by a decrypting loader that decompresses the original file before executing it.

Submit samples detected as Packed.Hacktool to Symantec Security Response so that these packed hacktool and variants can be identified and assigned specific names.
Then, we can analyze them and provide more information about their nature.

For instructions on how to do this using Scan and Deliver, read How to submit a file to Symantec Security Response using Scan and Deliver .