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Virus:HIDDENEXT/Crypted
Date discovered:23/06/2006
Type:AHeAD Heuristic special detection
In the wild:Yes
Reported Infections:Low
Distribution Potential:Low
Damage Potential:Low
Static file:No
Engine version:7.01.00.17

 General Aliases:

It was previously detected as:
   •  HEUR-DBLEXT/Crypted

Similar detection:
   •  HEUR/Crypted

 Special detection  HIDDENEXT/Crypted

Description:
The detection reports programs that are packed, encrypted or modified in an unusal way and that try to simulate harmless content by means of file extensions. Although this method already is some years old, it is still used very frequently. As a rule, extensions for picture and document formats are used, such as .JPG, .DOC or .PDF.

Version history:
The following engine updates were released in order to enhance detection:

   •  7.01.00.17   ( 23/06/2006 )
   •  7.06.00.30   ( 26/10/2007 )

Description inserted by Andrei Ivanes on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Description updated by Andrei Gherman on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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