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Process Name  : Similare.exe

Process Path : %System%\similare.exe" [ C:\Windows\System32\similare.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Sober@mm

Alias             : I-Worm.Sober, W32/Sober-A, WORM_SOBER.A, Sober

Threat level : Medium

Process Details :

                     Similare.exe is the main component dropped by Sober Worm. It is a mass mailing worm uses e-mail addresses collected from the system to distribute infected mails. The worm uses its own SMTP engine to spread. The worm is written in visual basic and compressed with UPX.

                     Sober arrives as an e-mail attachment with random message subject and message body. The infected mail attachment extension is chosen bat, .com, .exe, .pif, or .scr. [ Example: anti_virusdoc.pif ]

                     When the infected e-mail attachment is executed, it displays the message box "File not complete!" and copies itself to Windows system folder as similare.exe and two random file names. Then it modifies the registry to load automatically on next startup. The registry key modification is given below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run 

                     Sober worm stores the e-mail address collected from the infected system in a file name called MEDIA.DLL in Windows\System\MACROMED\HELP folder.  In some cases the infected mail will appear as a fix from an antivirus company.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated similare.exe in its signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove this worm?

                   If you are already infected with Similare.exe process, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove W32.Sober@mm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

                   Solo anti-virus not only scans for all viruses, it contains a unique System Integrity Checker to protect you from New Internet Worms, Backdoors and malicious VB, Java Scripts. It also effectively removes all existing Internet Worms, File viruses, malicious VBS, Java scripts, Trojans, Backdoors, boot sector, partition table and macro viruses.

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