Threat Description

Oropax

Details

Aliases:Oropax
Category:Malware
Type:Virus
Platform: W32

Summary



When this virus activates it will just repeatedly play three melodies. Infected files grow by a variable number of bytes, so their length becomes a multiple of 51 bytes in length. This virus stays resident in memory, but it will not infect other programs when they are executed. Instead it will search for a file to infect when files are created or deleted, a subdirectory is created or the access mode of a file is changed. A few other functions may also trigger an infection.

The virus uses a random number generator to decide when to become active, and if it does, it will start playing 5 minutes after an infected program is run.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



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