Worm.Win32.Sober Removal Guide

Do you know what Worm.Win32.Sober is?

Worm.Win32.Sober is a relentless malware infection, a variant of Trojan.Win32 and Trojan.Win32.agent.akk, that can be found in several bogus video codecs used to view video files, especially with adult content. Worm.Win32.Sober is not a virus by itself, however it distributes rogue anti-spyware programs such as IEDefender.

Worm.Win32.Sober bombards your computer with deceptive warning messages stating that your computer was infected by Worm.Win32.Sober and that it's dangerous for your system. Worm.Win32.Sober's incessant fake warning messages are intended to trick you into purchasing a full version of the rogue anti-spyware application. Once you click on the fake alert message, you will be directed to IEDefender's home site where you get the commercial version of this rogue anti-spyware application.

Worm.Win32.Sober Fake Alert Message:

Critical System Error!
Your computer was infected by Worm.Win32.Sober It's dangerous for your system, some files can be lost and your browser can be slow!
Click OK to download the antispyware program to clean your computer! (Recommended)

Worm.Win32.Sober's error message is a crafty and scary approach that ultimately has you convinced that you have a spyware problem and that you need to download their rogue anti-spyware program. Do not fall under the trojan makers' tricks and do not download any program recommended on Worm.Win32.Sober's fake alert message.

In non-techie terms: Distributors of trojans conduct illicit installation methods to extort money from you. Worm.Win32.Sober is no different than Zlob Trojan.

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  • http://www.spywarebiz.com Doug Woodall

    A really nice help article. Ive saved it as a fav.
    Ive seen this worm cause alot of trouble at some sites and forums I frequent.
    Well done.

  • Ed

    Immense thank you for sorting me out. Ended up with the worm.win32.sober critical error messages popping up all over the place, and when doing web searches was automatically directed to some youtube porn videos, which was not ideal for my 7 year old daughter, nor anyone else for that matter. Tries all sorts of fixes, but none work except yours. So thanks! Ed

  • Rich

    The SmitfraudFix worked for me (Windows Vista). I didn't get to all the steps. After the reboot in step 5, it was gone. It seems like this type of fraud should be able to be prosecuted. Thank you so much for hosting this solution. Rich

  • Paul

    Hello, I can't help the problem.
    I still have annoying thing.
    At first I couldn't find any file.