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Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 2, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:16:58 PM
Also Known As:
Backdoor.VBS.Shania [Kaspersky, VBS/Pica.worm.gen [McAfee]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Shania is a backdoor Trojan horse that allows a hacker to control your computer using TCP port 2414. The existence of the file shania.vbs is an indication of a possible infection.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 2, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 2, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 4, 2004
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Hiroshi Shinotsuka

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