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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Dec. 9, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 9, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Shutdown.AU is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions: screenlogging, stealing personal data, etc.
Shutdown.AU does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.