Packed.SecurityRiskOn

Packed.SecurityRiskOn

Updated:
13 February 2007
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Packed.SecurityRiskOn is a generic detection for programs that pose a general security risk, which have been processed with software packers.

Symptoms


Your Symantec product detects a file as Packed.SecurityRiskOn .


Packed.SecurityRiskOn is a generic detection for programs that pose a general security risk, which have been processed with software packers. Software that has been packed is often reduced in terms of file size and must be unpacked before the original file can be executed. The unpacking procedure is performed by a decrypting loader that decompresses the original file before executing it.

Submit samples detected as Packed.SecurityRiskOn to Symantec Security Response so that the packed security risk can be identified and assigned specific names. Then, we can analyze them and provide more information about their nature.

For instructions on how to do this using Scan and Deliver, read How to submit a file to Symantec Security Response using Scan and Deliver .