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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Spy.ZN

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spy.ZN
Technical name:Trj/Spy.ZN
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:   It allows to get into the affected computer. It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites. It spreads , via email.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 3, 2010
Detection updated on:May 3, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

 

  • On remote sites: it launches denial of service attacks against Web servers or remote databases; it mass mails junk mail (spam).

 

Spy.ZN 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.
  • Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.