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Malicious Packer

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Malicious Packer
Technical name:Malicious Packer
Threat level:Low
Type:Security Risk
Subtype: Virus Constructor
Effects:   It is a program that can be used for creating new malware specimens.
Affected platforms:


First detected on:Sept. 6, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 21, 2009
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


Malicious Packer is a security risk for the computer in which it is present. This program, which allows new examples of malware to be created simply and easily from a series of options defined by the user, can be used maliciously with the consequent risk of infection.


Malicious Packer does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an 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.