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Packed.Generic.242

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 2, 2010
Updated:
February 2, 2010 7:27:07 AM
Type:
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Packed.Generic.242 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 January 27, 2010 revision 052
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 1, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 28, 2010 revision 025
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 28, 2010 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 3, 2010
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
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