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It spreads and affects other computers.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via email, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Dec. 24, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 11, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Repair utility:||Panda QuickRemover|
Sobig.H is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
Sobig.H 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.