How to remove Worm_sober_f

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Name

Worm_sober_f

Description

A Worm_sober_f is a computer program that is designed to replicate itself and spread to other computers. Worms can also carry malicious payloads designed to damage computer files, send spam email, install a backdoor to allow remote access to the machine, or engage in other attacks.

Type

Worm

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Worm_sober_f guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Worm_sober_f activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Worm_sober_f process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Worm_sober_f. If you find Worm_sober_f process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Worm_sober_f for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Worm_sober_f using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Worm_sober_f.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Worm usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Worms are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Worms can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Worm_sober_f from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Worm_sober_f. After turning off the Internet and disabling Worm_sober_f process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Worm_sober_f to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Worm_sober_f one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Worm_sober_f. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Worms use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Worm_sober_f, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Worm_sober_f has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Worm_sober_f that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • Countries with the highest Worm_sober_f infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Worm_sober_f

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How did my computer get Worm_sober_f?

Worm_sober_f can infect your computer without any user interaction. One computer infected with Worm_sober_f can infect other computers.

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I detected Worm_sober_f on my computer. What do I do?

Scan the entire system with your antivirus software and remove all traces of Worm_sober_f. Otherwise, Worm_sober_f will slow down all processes on your computer and infect other computers on your local network.

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What damage can Worm_sober_f do to my computer?

Worm_sober_f can steal data, damage files and your operating system, and use your computer for DDoS attacks on Web servers.

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What are the main symptoms of Worm_sober_f?

HD space runs out
Contact-list spam
Unusual programs

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Can Worm_sober_f spread to other computers?

Yes, it can. To avoid this, you should immediately remove all Worm_sober_f files from the system.

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Countries with the highest Worm_sober_f infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Worm_sober_f

2016-02-22

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