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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Shodi.B

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Shodi.B
Technical name:W32/Shodi.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:   It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer and has damaging effects.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 27, 2005
Detection updated on:May 27, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    
Shodi.B is a virus that has backdoor characteristics.
Shodi.B reaches computers via e-mail, the Internet, floppy disks, etc, and it spreads by inserting its code in other files and programs. Its effects can range from simply annoying to destructive.
Furthermore, due to its backdoor characteristics, Shodi.B allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. Therefore, hackers will be able to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks carried out on the computer.

 

Shodi.B 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.