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|Alias:||W32/Sobig@MM Sobig W32/Sobig@MM W32.Sobig.A@mm,|
It spreads to other computers via e-mail and trough shared network drives. It downloads a Trojan to the affected computer from the Internet.
|First detected on:||Jan. 10, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 25, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Repair utility:||Panda QuickRemover|
Sobig is a worm that spreads rapidly via e-mail in a message with the text Attached file:, whose sender address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
This worm also spreads through shared network drives, provided that the operating system is in English.
When Sobig affects a computer, it sends a message to an specific address and connects to a webpage in order to download a Trojan.
Sobig is very easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with the following characteristics: