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|Alias:||OpenStream, TrojanDownloader.Java.OpenSetream.c, JS/Shinwow, Trojan.ByteVerify|
It downloads a variant of the Trojan Harnig, slows down the computer and modifies the home page of Internet Explorer.
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 20, 2004|
Shinwow.E is a Trojan that downloads a variant of another Trojan, detected by Panda Security as Harnig, to the affected computer. This Harnig variant downloads and runs other malware, especially spyware and adware programs.
The affected computer slows down, which impedes normal work.
Additionally, Shinwow.E modifies the home page of the browser Internet Explorer.
Shinwow.E is downloaded to the affected computer when certain web pages are accessed.
Shinwow.E is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it changes the home page of Internet Explorer to: