Threat Description

Sober.S.dr

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Sober.S.dr, Trojan-Dropper.Win32.VB.iv, Sober.S dropper, W32/Sober.S.dr, VB.iv

Summary


We started to get reports about a new dropper for Sober.S worm at noon on October 6th, 2005. This dropper drops exactly the same Sober.S variant that started to spread early in the morning. When the dropper is run, it shows a messagebox as a decoy:

The description of Sober.S worm can be found here:

https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/sober_s.shtml



Removal


Automatic action

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Detection


The dropper for Sober.S worm is detected with the following F-Secure Anti-Virus updates:
Database: 2005-10-06_05



Description Details: Alexey Podrezov; October 6th, 2005


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