Threat Description



Aliases: Packed, Packed.Win32.PECompact, Packer.Malware, Packer
Category: Malware
Type: Packed
Platform: W32


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


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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

Technical Details

When searching our Virus Descriptions database for a specific program (e.g., Packed:W32/Example.A), you may be directed to this page if the overview below sufficiently describes the program.

Alternatively, you may be directed to this page if no description matching that specific query is currently available. You can submit a sample of the suspect file to our Response Lab for further analysis via:

About Packed

A detection that uses the 'Packed' Type indicates the suspect file has been compressed using a packer program.

The file may have been packed using a packer program commonly associated with malicious programs; it may also have been packed in such a way that safe analysis of the file is difficult.


For more information about packed programs, please see Terminology: Packed.


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