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Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Opera
Technical name:Opera.1020
Threat level:Low
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Affected platforms:


First detected on:Jan. 14, 2004
Detection updated on:Jan. 14, 2004

Brief Description 


Opera is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.


Opera does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.