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Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.I
Technical name:W32/Sober.I.worm
Threat level:High

It does not have destructive effects. It spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 19, 2004
Detection updated on:Dec. 12, 2005
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 


Sober.I is a worm that does not have any destructive effects.

Sober.I spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics, written in English or German, depending on the mail domain extension of the recipient.

Visible Symptoms 


Sober.I is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.