1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Trojan.Ascetic.C


Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 15, 2005
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]
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

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 May 31, 2016 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 16, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 1, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 16, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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