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Sober.E

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.E
Technical name:W32/Sober.E.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32.Sober.E@mm, I-Worm.Sober.e, WORM_SOBER.E
Type:Worm
Effects:  It downloads a file from the Internet if the date is March 24, 2004 or later. It opens the Windows application Paint or displays an error message on screen the first time it is run.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:March 28, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sober.E is a worm without destructive effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Sober.E downloads a file from a web page if the date is March 24, 2004 or later. It attempts to connect to several NTP servers in order to check the current date.

In addition, Sober.E opens the Windows application Paint or displays an error message on screen the first time it is run.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sober.E is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it launches the Windows program Paint or displays an error message on screen with the text Graphic Modul not found.