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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sohanat.DZ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sohanat.DZ
Technical name:W32/Sohanat.DZ
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.AutoIt.x,
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 23, 2009
Detection updated on:Feb. 25, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Sohanat.DZ is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

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

  • It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.

 

Sohanat.DZ 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.