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Virus alert for Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9

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McAfee LiveSafe has deleted a program file with the warning "Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9", but I cannot find any explanation on the web, what kind of virus that is.

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Re: Virus alert for Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9

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Hello @robert49 

The executable file that gets decompressed during the runtime can be any kind of an exe file that will infect the machine and it cant be just a specific kind of a virus, Trojan etc.. The person who created this would have compressed any kind of Malware intended to target a particular Program, File or information on the computer.

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Hello @robert49 

Please let us know then name of the program file that was deleted by McAfee. 

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Madhan M

Re: Virus alert for Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9

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Hello Madhan,

The file was from an older version of NERO, which I downloaded for testpurpose from the intzernet. After that virus alert I deleted all these files right away from my harddisk and I could not find any more threats after rechecking. But the question remains, what kind of virus is the one McAfee detected..

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robert49

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Hello @robert49 

Sorry for the delay in response.

Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9 is a packed malware. A packed or repacked malware is a malware that has been modified using a runtime compression (or encryption) program...

Runtime compression programs compress an executable file and prepend or append a stub to the file containing the code to decompress it at runtime. The file that was removed with a warning falls under this malware type and hence McAfee removed it.

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Madhan M

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Re: Virus alert for Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9

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Dear Madham, 

Thank you for your explanation and McAfee to detect that malware.  To bad, zthat I deleted that file, I should have uploaded it to McAfee. Do you know what that could have done to my. Computer?

Best regards 

Robert 

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Re: Virus alert for Packed-FLA!4DA8D4437AB9

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Hello @robert49 

The executable file that gets decompressed during the runtime can be any kind of an exe file that will infect the machine and it cant be just a specific kind of a virus, Trojan etc.. The person who created this would have compressed any kind of Malware intended to target a particular Program, File or information on the computer.

Regards,
Madhan M

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