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W32.Sober.X@mm (24th November 2005)
Symantec Corporation, a leading Internet security solutions company working in cooperation with Asahi Net, has sent notification of the W32.Sober.X@mm worm.
Symantec's Web site describes W32.Sober.X@mm as follows:
For more information about W32.Sober.X@mm and how to remove it, see:
Asahi Net's Virus Check Service
Asahi Net offers a Virus Check Service which disinfects and removes virus infected mail before it reaches member's mailboxes. However even this service does not fully defend against virus infection; there are other ways in which a virus can enter a computer such as by floppy disk, from an infected Web site, etc.
Other Worms and Viruses
Information, including removal instructions, can be found on Symantec's Web pages.
A Note for Members using Dial-up Connection Services
Who should read this
Members making dial-up connections to our access points.
It has come to our attention that, due to the W32.Blaster.Worm and it's variants, malfunction of automatic disconnect settings may occur.
Members making dial-up connections and using automatic connect/disconnect settings (in their router, for example) may find that their Internet connections are not automatically disconnected, resulting in unexpectedly long connection times. This can result in unexpected telephone charges and, should dial-up connection time exceed that available with the Asahi Net Plan in use, unexpected Asahi Net excess usage charges.
If your PC is not infected with the virus
If these type of packets access your computer but you are taking virus protection measures, there is no danger of virus infection. However, it is still possible that the duration of your connection times will be lengthened, possibly resulting in unexpected telephone charges and Asahi Net charges.
If your PC is infected with the virus
It is still possible that the duration of your connection times will be lengthened, possibly resulting in unexpected telephone charges and Asahi Net charges.
Please take steps to disinfect your computer of the virus.
What to do
>> Microsoft's What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm page