Threat Description

Other: ​W32/GenPack


Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: W32
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.

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

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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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