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Packed.Generic.459

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 24, 2013
Updated:
April 4, 2014 3:52:13 PM
Type:
Trojan
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Packed.Generic.459 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 pending
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 24, 2014 revision 006
  • Initial Daily Certified version pending
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 5, 2014 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 29, 2013
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Displays a message demanding payment to restore the compromised computer to its previous condition. Gathers information from the computer. May download additional files.
  • Releases Confidential Info: Steals information from the compromised computer.
  • Degrades Performance: Locks the desktop making the system unusable.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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