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Oropax

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Oropax
Technical name:Oropax
Threat level:Low
Alias:Music, Musician,
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:April 28, 2009
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:GERMANY

Brief Description 

    

Oropax is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

Oropax 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.

 

Oropax uses the following infection strategies:

  • Resident: once it has been run, the virus goes memory resident and stops functions belonging to the operating system. Therefore, every time the operating system or an application tries to access any of these functions, the virus will activate and infect new files.