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|Effects: ||It has no destructive effects. It exploits the Share Level Password vulnerability in order to spread to other computers.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 20, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||April 27, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||BRAZIL|
Opaserv.Y is a worm without destructive effects that only affects Windows Me/98/95 computers.
Opaserv.Y spreads to other computers by attacking IP addresses, in which it tries to make copies of itself to the existing shared network drives. It attempts to access these shared drives by exploiting the Share Level Password vulnerability.
If you have a Windows Me/98/95 computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patch from the Microsoft website. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Opaserv.Y is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate that it has reached the system.