Bloodhound.Packed.29

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Discovered: May 25, 2007
Updated: May 25, 2007 3:15:17 PM
Systems Affected: Windows

Bloodhound.Packed.29 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal files from antivirus software.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 25, 2007 revision 048
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 28, 2007 revision 008
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 26, 2007 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 28, 2007 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 30, 2007

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Writeup By: Tomasz Smolarek

Discovered: May 25, 2007
Updated: May 25, 2007 3:15:17 PM
Systems Affected: Windows

A packer is a tool that compresses or encrypts Windows PE files. Malware authors often use packers to conceal threats from detection by antivirus software. Bloodhound.Packed.29 detects a packer that is not known to be used for legitimate purposes.

Files that are detected as Bloodhound.Packed.29 may be malicious. We suggest that you submit to Symantec Security Response any files that are detected as Bloodhound.Packed.29. For instructions on how to do this using Scan and Deliver, read Submit Virus Samples .

Writeup By: Tomasz Smolarek