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Opaserv.Gen

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Opaserv.Gen
Technical name:W32/Opaserv.Gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:   It allows hackers to enter and attack the affected computer. It spreads and affects other computer.
Affected platforms:

Windows ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 23, 2002
Detection updated on:Oct. 30, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    
Opaserv.Gen is a worm with the characteristics of a Trojan.
Opaserv.Gen spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files. Its main objective is to collapse computers and networks, preventing users from working with their computers.
Furthermore, due to its Trojan characteristics, Opaserv.Gen allows hackers to get into and carry out dangerous actions in affected computers, such as capturing screenshots, stealing personal data, etc.

 

Opaserv.Gen uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.