|Shodi.D is a virus that has backdoor characteristics.|
Shodi.D 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.D 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.D prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
Shodi.D redirects attempts to access web pages of certain banks to spoofed pages, with the aim of logging information entered by the user in these pages.
Shodi.D redirects attempts to access several web pages to a specific IP address.
Shodi.D 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.