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Opaserv.L is a worm that activates if the date is December 24 2002 or later by exploiting a vulnerability in Windows Me/98/95. Its main action consists of connecting to the page www.opasoft.com in order to download updates.
The effects of Opaserv.L are very dangerous as it deletes the infected computer's BIOS information (CMOS memory) and the contents of the hard disk.
Opaserv.L spreads across networks and shared resources. If affects computers or shared resources (for example a communications port) that are connected to other computers that are infected with this virus.
One it has infeted the computer, Opaserv.L restarts the infected machine and displays a message in an MS-DOS window.
This message simulates a warning about the version of the Windows operating system installed on the affected computer:
Illegal Microsoft Windows license detected!
You are in violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Your unauthorized license has been revoked
For more information, please call us at:
If you are outside the USA, please look up the correct contact information on our website, at:
Business Software Alliance
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After displaying this message, Opaserv.L deletes the content of the computer's CMOS (BIOS) and hard disk.