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Definition: SHS virus

An Internet virus that comes as an email attachment or website download with an .SHS extension. SHS files are Windows OLE "scrap files," which act as containers, or packages, for a variety of contents, including executable code. If run, the program or script within the SHS file can do almost anything. The file type fools people because it does not use an obvious, executable extension such as .EXE or .VBS.