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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sober.AC

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.AC
Technical name:W32/Sober.AC.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends several processes belonging to some security tools, among others and displays a fake error when it is run. It spreads via email in a message written in English or German.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 24, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sober.AC is a worm that ends several processes belonging to some security tools, among others.

Sober.AC spreads via email, in a message written in English or German.

The email message will be written in German only if the mail domain extension is one of the following: de (Germany), ch (Switzerland), at (Austria) or li (Liechtenstein).

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sober.AC is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays a fake error with the following text when it is run: