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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 28, 2014
January 28, 2014 2:43:25 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Packed.Generic.455 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 28, 2014 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version January 28, 2014 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 28, 2014 revision 019
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 28, 2014 revision 019
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 29, 2014
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Threat Assessment


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


  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Lowers security settings on the compromised computer. Downloads files.
  • 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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