Packed.RemoteAccess

Packed.RemoteAccess

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

Behavior


Packed.RemoteAccess is a generic detection for remote access programs that have been processed with software packers.

Symptoms


Your Symantec product detects a file as Packed.RemoteAccess.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 15 November 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version 19 February 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version 15 November 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version 18 April 2011 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 17 November 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Packed.RemoteAccess is a generic detection for remote access programs that have been compressed using 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.RemoteAccess to Symantec Security Response so that these packed remote access programs and variants 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 .