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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sinowal.VYS

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sinowal.VYS
Technical name:Trj/Sinowal.VYS
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 19, 2009
Detection updated on:Jan. 19, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

 

Sinowal.VYS 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.