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|Alias:||W32.Sober.E@mm, I-Worm.Sober.e, WORM_SOBER.E|
|Effects: ||It downloads a file from the Internet if the date is March 24, 2004 or later. It opens the Windows application Paint or displays an error message on screen the first time it is run.|
|Detection updated on:||March 28, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sober.E is a worm without destructive effects that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.
Sober.E downloads a file from a web page if the date is March 24, 2004 or later. It attempts to connect to several NTP servers in order to check the current date.
In addition, Sober.E opens the Windows application Paint or displays an error message on screen the first time it is run.
Sober.E is easy to recognize once it has reached the computer, as it launches the Windows program Paint or displays an error message on screen with the text Graphic Modul not found.