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Malicious Packer

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread

Effects 

Malicious Packer is a program that allows new malware specimens to be created from a series of options defined by the user. It can be used maliciously with the consequent serious risk of infection.

 

Means of transmission 

Malicious Packer does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Further Details  

Malicious Packer has the following additional characteristics: