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How to protect yourself from Sobig. F

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August 25, 2003

The Sobig.F worm is a variant of June's Sobig. A worm. The worm is also known as I-Worm.Sobig.f, W32/Sobig.F-mm, W32/Sobig.f@MM, and WORM_SOBIG.F. Sobig.F only affects Windows systems, and it has been spreading rapidly since earlier this week.

Machines running Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, and Windows XP are all susceptible to the worm. On an infected system, the worm scans various documents for e-mail addresses. The worm then distributes itself to other inboxes using a built-in SMTP engine.

The way the Sobig.F worm distributes itself makes it hard to trace the string of infected computers. Instead of sending out copies from the PC owner's e-mail address, it uses an address found somewhere on the infected machine. This method of delivery is called "spoofing."

The worm also has a built-in shutoff date. It'll stop working on September 10, 2003. Here is how to protect yourself:

1) Delete any e-mail with the following subject lines, even if they're sent from a familiar name:

   * Thank you!
   * Your details
   * Re: Details
   * Re: Approved
   * Re: Re: My details
   * Re: Thank you!
   * Re: That movie
   * Re: Wicked screensaver
   * Re: Your application

Don't open any email attachments, especially those with the following names:

   * your_document.pif
   * document_all.pif
   * thank_you.pif
   * your_details.pif
   * details.pif
   * document_9446.pif
   * application.pif
   * wicked_scr.scr
   * movie0045.pif
   * Remove Sobig.F From Your System

Several anti-virus software makers have released tools that will help remove the bug from your system. If you think your Windows PC has been infected, visit these sites:

McAfee's free Stinger virus cleanup tool:

Symantec's free Sobig.F removal tool:

TrendMicro's free malware removal tool

Source: ABC News

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