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Packed:W32/MysticCompressor.gen!A

Classification

Category: Malware

Type: Packed

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

Summary


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).

Generic detections are broad patterns of code or behavior that are used by security software to identify programs or files. If you suspect the detected file was incorrectly identified, go to: Removal: Resolve a False Positive.

Removal


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the detected program or file, or ask you for a desired action.

Resolve a False Positive

Security programs will sometimes unintentionally identify a clean program or file as malicious if its code or behavior is similar to a known harmful program or file. This is known as a False Positive. In most cases, a False Positive is fixed in a subsequent database release. If you suspect the detected file is a False Positive, you can:

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Technical Details


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.