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Packed.Generic.299

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 6, 2010
Updated:
May 6, 2010 5:22:42 PM
Type:
Trojan, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Packed.Generic.299 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 May 6, 2010 revision 032
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 6, 2010 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 7, 2010 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 7, 2010 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 12, 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
Writeup By: Cathal Mullaney

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