Threat Description

Packed:​W32/MysticCompressor.gen!A

Details

Aliases: Packed:​W32/MysticCompressor.gen!A, Trojan.Win32.Fraudpack.apts, Trojan.FakeAlert.BZZ, Packed.Mystic!gen3 (Symantec) , Trojan:​Win32/FakeRean (Microsoft)
Category: Malware
Type: Packed
Platform: W32

Summary



This program is packed using a packer program associated with numerous other malware.



Removal



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Technical Details



Packed:W32/MysticCompressor.gen!A is a generic detection for a packer called "Mystic Compressor", which is commonly used by the ZBot/Zeus trojan (password stealer programs) and rogue antispyware programs (such as XPAntivirus). Malware authors use packers, or file compressor programs, to compress their malware and thwart security programs attempting to scan, debug, emulate or unpack the compressed file as part of their normal security procedures.

About generic detections

Unlike signature or single-file detections, a Generic Detection does not identify a unique or individual malicious program. Instead, a Generic Detection looks for broadly applicable code or behavior characteristics that indicate a file as potentially malicious, so that a single Generic Detection can efficiently identify dozens, or even hundreds of malware.






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