The ACM_SHENZ.A infection has been associated with a tactic associated with AutoCAD and is designed to open ports on the affected computer. These types of open ports are referred to as a backdoor. This is a term used to mention an unapproved opening in the affected Web browser's security. Using a backdoor created by a threat like ACM_SHENZ.A, criminals may gain unauthorized access to the affected computer. Through a backdoor, criminals may install other threats, steal information or gain unauthorized control over the affected computer. ACM_SHENZ.A has started to be referred to as AutoCAD malware because of the way ACM_SHENZ.A is distributed. It is important to note that ACM_SHENZ.A is not associated with AutoCAD except for the fact that criminals try to target AutoCAD users when distributing ACM_SHENZ.A.
ACM_SHENZ.A can be Confounded with a Real AutoCAD Component
ACM_SHENZ.A is disguised as a legitimate AutoCAD component. Once the affected computer is infected by ACM_SHENZ.A, it creates an administrator account and uses this administrator access to share all drives and open ports used for the Server Message Block protocol or SMB. Because of the ACM_SHENZ.A payload, security researchers suspect that the ACM_SHENZ.A infection was initially designed to as a way to initiate other attacks. Using the groundwork laid by ACM_SHENZ.A, security researchers suspect that other threats may take over the affected computer and carry other risky tasks. Using ACM_SHENZ.A, criminals may install other threats designed to steal files, crack the victim's passwords or control the infected computer from a remote location.
ACM_SHENZ.A Poses a Significant Threat to Your Computer
One aspect of the ACM_SHENZ.A attack that has made ACM_SHENZ.A particularly effective is its unexpectedness. Fake AutoCAD files are a relatively obscure way of distributing threats, and infected files may easily make their way into other vulnerable computer systems. Another aspect that makes ACM_SHENZ.A attacks particularly effective is the fact that ACM_SHENZ.A targets victims that would use AutoCAD on their computer. This may indicate that ACM_SHENZ.A is associated with threats targeting certain industries or types of businesses. These types of attacks are often high profile and used for industrial espionage or similar criminal activities.
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- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your PC. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.