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Sober.D

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.D
Technical name:W32/Sober.D.worm
Threat level:High
Alias:W32/Roca.A.worm, W32.Sober.D@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. It spreads via e-mail.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 8, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sober.D is a worm without destructive effects that spreads via e-mail in a message written in English or in German, depending on the mail domain extension of the user's address.

Sober.D searches for e-mail addresses in files with several especific extensions, and then sends itself out to all the addresses it has gathered, using its own SMTP engine.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sober.D is easy to recognize once it is run, as it displays the following messages on screen:

  • If the computer is not infected yet, Sober.D displays the following message:



    where %file% is the name of the file that has been run.
  • However, if the computer is currently affected, it shows the following message on screen: