Threat Description



Aliases:Other:​W32/GenPack, GenPack:


A malicious program which does not easily fit into any other malware category.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.

Technical Details

Other:W32/GenPack is a Heuristic Detection of a file or program that behaves in a suspicious or potentially harmful manner.

This Heuristic Detection indicates that the suspect file was identified by a detection already available in our detection database, after it was generically unpacked in a virtual test system.

About Heuristic Detections

Heuristic analysis (also known as behavioral analysis) is an advanced type of antivirus technology that evaluates any potential threats by examining a suspected program's intended actions and effects on a computer system. To examine a program's potential behavior, the antivirus program executes it in a self-contained, "virtual system" environment (also known as emulation). This allows the antivirus program to evaluate how the program's behavior affects the virtual system, without compromising or endangering the user's actual system. A program that appears to perform suspicious or potentially malicious actions will trigger a Heuristic Detection, such as the one above.


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