Article: New Mass Mailing Spamming Internet Trojan for the Windows Platform

by Manish Katara




May. 16th 2005 MicroWorld has reported the discovery of Troj/SoberQ, which is a mass mailing spamming internet Trojan for the Windows platform.


Some of the spam emails sent by this Trojan takes to respectable German news outlets, such as Spiegel etc., as reported by MicroWorld, which contain articles on:


1. "Necessasity of Health Reforms";


2. "asylum seekers receive first class private supply while medical supply for Germans abolished";


3. "Dentists enormous content increases expense of the contribution payers" etc.


It affects Windows operating system and is also know by aliases such as EmailWorm.Win32.Sober.q and W32/Sober.q@MM


In order to protect yourself from this worm ensure that you have the very latest update of the eScan/MailScan software. MicroWorld provides Hourly Updates to its customer.


For further information on detection and removal of "Troj/SoberQ" please visit the below mentioned link.


http://www.mwti.net/virusnews/virusalertd.asp?id=610


Download the free MicroWorld Anti Virus Toolkit that detects viruses in system registry and running processes


Link 1 ftp://ftp.microworldsystems.com/download/tools/mwav.exe
Link 2 ftp://update.mailscan.info/download/tools/mwav.exe


For more information please write to manish@mwti.net


For technical support please mail to support@mwti.net


MicroWorld (http://www.mwti.net) is the publisher of world's first real time antivirus and content security software eScan and MailScan, for desktops, file servers, citrix servers, proxy servers and Mail Servers. Working on revolutionary MicroWorld Winsock Layer(MWL) technology, MicroWorld's time tested and reliable products have seen bestowed with certificates and awards by some of the most prestigious testing bodies like Virus Bulletin, Checkmark, TUCOWS, and Advanced CheckVir, Red Hat Ready, Novell Ready etc.


MicroWorld Technologies is one of the leading solution providers for Information Technology, Content Security and Communications Software. MicroWorld's Revolutionary "MicroWorldWinSockLayer (MWL)" technology, the first of its kind in the world. It deals with these threats before they enter your network, in the same way that a firewall controls user access.


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