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Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Opaserv.C
Technical name:W32/Opaserv.C
Threat level:Low
Effects:  It spreads across networks and attempts to connect to a web page to update itself.

Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Oct. 25, 2007
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 


Opaserv.C 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 in order to download updates.

Visible Symptoms 


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