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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Shatrix

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Shatrix
Technical name:W32/Shatrix
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

W32/Shatrix is an e-mail worm that sends itself out to every contact inMS OutlookAddress Book. It also moves the current window acrossthe screen, modifies the Windows Registry and attempts to delete a series of files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

When the attached file is run, the wormmoves the current window quickly across the screen fora fewmoments. Next, it copies itself to the Windows\System directory under a name made up of 8 randomly selected characters (both letters and numbers).