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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

ShotOne.E

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ShotOne.E
Technical name:Trj/ShotOne.E
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It mass mails junk mail (spam). It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via mapped drives, through shared network resources.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:March 29, 2007
Detection updated on:March 29, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ShotOne.E is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.

 

  • On remote sites: it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware; it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It terminates processes corresponding to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, to prevent detection.
  • It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.

 

ShotOne.E uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
  • Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.

 

Visible Symptoms

 

ShotOne.E is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It displays false error messages when it is run.
  • It creates shortcuts in the Windows Desktop.