Threat Description

Sober.S.dr

Details

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

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

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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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 Created: Alexey Podrezov; October 6th, 2005

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