Packed.Protexor!gen1 is a generic detection employ to detect computer security threats that were found associated with Trojan.Zbot, Trojan.Bredolab, Trojan.FakeAV, and Backdoor.DMSpammer group. Files identified to have been infected with Packed.Protexor!gen1 are considered harmful and must be remove immediately from a compromised system.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Windows Vista
Packed.Protexor!gen1 is packed using a tool not commonly used for legitimate purpose. This type of Trojan can modify Internet browser settings that redirects Internet search to unsolicited location. It may also deceive users by displaying fake task bar alert claiming to be a software update. Execution of this alert will lead to installation of fake security software. Other versions of the Trojan may possess a rootkit techniques that able to conceal its presence and avoid antivirus program’s detection.
This kind of threat can be acquired if user executes link attached to spam email messages. The Trojan can also be installed by another infection, visiting malicious web site, and downloading contaminated files from unsecured peer-to-peer connection.