The Win32.Sobig.F@mm Removal Tool is designed to remove the Win32.SobigF virus from infected computers. This virus was discovered on 19/08/2000, it invades via mass email as an executable file, is only 70 Kb in size with high spread capabilities, also may appear as W32/Sobig.F@mm and system damage assessments are generally low.
Generally this virus is spread via email using subject lines, referring to a desired program, that will be likely to cause you to download and run the infected file. Once run the virus will search for email addresses and send itself out to anyone it finds listed. The virus may also propagate through network shares.
If you are unsure if your computer is infected check the "WINDIR" folder or the registry keys for Winstt32.dat, Winppr32.exe or Winstf32.dll files or references to these files. The file stopped propagating after 10/09/2003 so there is little danger of spreading the virus if a machine is infected.
The Win32.Sobig.F@mm will remove this virus if you are infected. The tool is free from BitDefender and easy to use. You need only download the program, close all other programs, run the tool and follow the instructions. Once the program has completed running you will need to reboot the system to remove any persistent portions of the virus from memory.