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Risk Level 1: Very Low

September 2, 2013
September 2, 2013 1:34:06 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Packed.Generic.440 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 September 2, 2013 revision 007
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 2, 2013 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 2, 2013 revision 017
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 2, 2013 revision 017
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 4, 2013
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Lowers security settings on the compromised computer. Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition. Opens a back door, gathers information from the computer, steals sensitive information, may download
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals confidential information.
  • Degrades Performance: Locks the desktop making the system unusable.
  • Causes System Instability: May perform actions that prevents the user from accessing certain programs on the computer.


  • Distribution Level: Low

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