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|Effects: ||It sends information from the victim computer to an e-mail address controlled by a hacker.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 5, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 23, 2005|
Oko is a backdoor type Trojan that goes memory resident. Its main aim is to send information about the compromised computer to the creator of the virus. In order to send this information, the virus tries to get the e-mail address of the Messenger program that the user has installed on the computer.
It is easy to be infected by Oko as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.
Oko is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer