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Sober.AE

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sober.AE
Technical name:W32/Sober.AE.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Email-Worm.Win32.Sober.t
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It has no detructive effects, it only 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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 20, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

Error in Graphic Data