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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 1, 2010
March 2, 2010 2:47:31 AM
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Packed.Mystic!gen3 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal themselves from antivirus software.

This heuristic detection is used to detect threats associated with multiple threat families.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 24, 2010 revision 019
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 9, 2010 revision 041
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 24, 2010 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 9, 2010 revision 055
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 3, 2010
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
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