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Sober.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.C
Technical name:W32/Sober.C.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32.Sober.C@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:April 19, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sober.C is a worm without destructive effects that spreads via e-mail in a message written in English or German.

Sober.C creates two copies of itself that go memory resident and check if both are currently running. If one of the processes is ended or one of the files is deleted, the other creates it again.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sober.C is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it displays a fake error message on screen:

where %file% is the name of the file that has been run, which carried the worm.