Posted: October 27, 2014
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||October 27, 2014|
|Last Seen:||July 21, 2019|
Win32.LocalInfect.2 is a heuristic detection for threatening software, and sometimes may be tied to viruses or Potentially Unwanted Programs. Win32.LocalInfect.2 may apply to many types of legitimately threatening software, but Win32.LocalInfect.2 also may be a common detection for false positives, AKA, incorrect threat detections that implicate safe files. If you've any uncertainty about the authenticity of a Win32.LocalInfect.2 warning, use updated anti-malware tools to confirm or debunk the potential threat detection, and, then, remove Win32.LocalInfect.2.
A Localized Threat that may not be What It Looks Like
Win32.LocalInfect.2 is a detection for threats that reside within seemingly-harmless files. Win32.LocalInfect.2 may present any number of symptoms or none whatsoever – and may apply to both PUPs and low to high-level threats to your PC. Threatening circumstances where Win32.LocalInfect.2 is most likely detectable may include:
- When installing in a threat format, Win32.LocalInfect.2 may infect unrelated EXE files on your PC by injecting its code into them automatically. Threats should be contained by restricting their access to other files, including files accessed via networks or removable devices. Minor increases in file sizes may be the only symptoms of a Win32.LocalInfect.2 virus-based infection.
- However, Win32.LocalInfect.2 also may be a common detection for unwanted software that bundles with other programs. Adware, search engine hijackers and toolbars are common Potentially Unwanted Programs that may identify as Win32.LocalInfect.2. They usually are not threats but may be disadvantageous to your PC's browser security.
In the most harmless circumstances, malware researchers also have seen Win32.LocalInfect.2 occur as a false positive, or an incorrect threat flagging of a safe file. Files that malware analysts see flagging as Win32.LocalInfect.2 infections include some net traffic analysis utilities from Sourceforge, TheBrain software, and Minecraft modding tools. These programs ordinarily don't pose a threat to your computer.
Determining What to do with Your Version of Win32.LocalInfect.2
Win32.LocalInfect.2 should be treated differently, based on the circumstances of its detection. If other anti-malware programs detect threats related to Win32.LocalInfect.2 or you notice symptoms of attacks against your PC, you should delete Win32.LocalInfect.2 as a security risk. Anti-virus and anti-malware products may be employed as necessary to delete Win32.LocalInfect.2, without any harm to files infected by Win32.LocalInfect.2 (when in a 'threat' format). Threatening Win32.LocalInfect.2 and other threats may be disguised as piracy-related software, such as fake plugins for the Nintendo console emulators.
Similarly to the above solution, adware and other PUP-based Win32.LocalInfect.2 alerts should be resolved by appropriate anti-PUP security tools. Freeware sites known to traffic in PUPs are the most likely culprits of Win32.LocalInfect.2 PUP installations. If you believe that your Win32.LocalInfect.2 warning is a false flag, send a report to the relevant security company, and update your threat database. Most false positives may be resolved merely by using updated security software to identify all threats with the utmost accuracy.
Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats
If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Win32.LocalInfect.2 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.