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Packed.Generic.348

Feb 1, 2012

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Packed.Generic.348 is a heuristic detection for files that may have been obfuscated or encrypted in order to conceal themselves from antivirus software.

The threat Packed.Generic.348 was discovered by Symantec Security Response Threat Severity Assessment on January 3, 2012 and was classified as Trojan.

Initial Daily Certified version of virus definitions for Norton security products was released on January 3, 2012 revision 023. It should be noted that users with the older versions of Norton Internet Security are limited to Daily LiveUpdate definitions. For more information, go to the page where the are described virus definitions available for Norton products.

Packed.Generic.348 Threat Assessment
ComponentSeverity
Wild LevelLow
Number of Infections0 - 49
Number of Sites0 - 2
Geographical DistributionLow
Threat ContainmentEasy
RemovalEasy
Damage LevelLow
Distribution LevelLow


According to the Symantec Threat Severity Assessment, overall risk of Packed.Generic.348 is now categorized as «Very Low» — poses little threat to users; rarely even makes headlines; no reports in the wild. Read more about Threat Severity Assessment.

This threat affect the following operating systems:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows 2000

More information about Packed.Generic.348, you can find on the official site of Symantec Corporation, where in addition to useful information you can find technical details and removal instructions: www.symantec.com

It is also recommended to read the article Network security threats, where you can find a brief description and explanation of the most dangerous security threats plus a few simple tips on how to protect your personal computer from them.

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