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Opaserv

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Opaserv
Technical name:W32/Opaserv
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/Opasoft,, WORM_OPASOFT.A
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It spreads across networks and attempts to connect to a webpage to update itself.

Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

First detected on:Sept. 30, 2002
Detection updated on:Nov. 9, 2007
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Opaserv is a worm that spreads through shared network drives and exploits a vulnerability in Windows Me/98/95. Its main action consists of connecting to the  page www.opasoft.com in order to download updates.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Opaserv is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.