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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 18, 2010
May 18, 2010 12:39:35 PM
Infection Length:
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
Packed.Vmpbad!gen1 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 May 18, 2010 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2012 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 18, 2010 revision 048
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 18, 2010 revision 048
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 19, 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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