SPREADING IN THE WILD
Virus Name : W32.Sober.G@mm
Alias : I-Worm.Sober.g,
W32/Sober-G, WORM_SOBER.G, Sober.G
Virus type : Internet
level : Medium
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.
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 ].
The infected attachment will be in ZIP file too.
When the infected e-mail
attachment is executed, it displays the message
box "Special -UnZip Data- Module is
Open with Notepad?" and copies
itself to Windows system folder with random exe
file name. It also drops bcegfds.lll,
zhcarxxi.vvx, and cvqaikxt.apk. Then it modifies
the registry to load automatically on next
startup. The registry key modification is given
Sober.G worm stores the
e-mail address collected from the infected system
in a file name called winzweier.dats. Sober.G
worm appeared on 13th May 2004.
How can I protect my
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