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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
, via email, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Jan. 2, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 12, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Repair utility:||Panda QuickRemover|
Sobig.G is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
Sobig.G uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Email: sending emails that include a copy of itself as an attachment. The computer is infected when the attachment is run.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.