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Trojan.Ascetic.C

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
May 15, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:38:52 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Sober.P@mm, Win32.Ascetic.C [Computer Asso, Email-Worm.Win32.Sober.q [Kasp, W32/Sober.q [McAfee], Troj/Sober-Q [Sophos], WORM_SOBER.U [Trend Micro]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


Trojan.Ascetic.C is a Trojan horse that uses its own SMTP engine to send spam email to addresses gathered from the compromised computer. The email may be in either English or German.

Note: Definitions prior to May 16, 2005 may detect this threat as W32.Sober.P@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 16, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 16, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 16, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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