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by Franki

The Sober.P (AKA Sober.N) worm has taken the Internet by storm showing that after all this time people will still click on unknown attachments in email if they look interesting enough. The worm has been spotted in 40 countries and currently accounts for just under 80 % of all Virus traffic or about 5% of all e-mail traffic. Our own mail server has blocked hundreds of them since the start of the week and we are by no means alone in this. All the major anti-virus companies have updated their pattern files to recognise Sober.p so if you have it, it isn’t too hard to find out. You might not consider being infected that seriously, but consider that you may be infecting your friends and possibly clients as well and they might not look at it in such a trivial light. If you use Windows, and you have e-mail, update your anti-virus application and run a full scan.

To help with removing the worm once you have found it, Symantec have provided a free tool specifically for cleaning up damage caused by the Sober worms and you can find it here. As always Apple Macintosh and Linux users are not affected.








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