Author Topic: win32sobig  (Read 2328 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


  • Guest
« on: January 23, 2006, 02:11:37 PM »
I have tried to use avast! free Home edition numerous times, and it has not been able to complete a full scan.  It locates Win32Sober-AB and Win32Sober-AB2 somewhere in my Outlook Express files.  Using the delete, rename, and move to chest buttons seems to produce no result, and shortly thereafter, the scanner moves to on a file (still within my Outlook Express files), but stops.  Using the independent avast! cleaner numerous times has also not helped.  I really suspect that I don't have a virus/worm as I have had no other indications of a virus/worm until I used the avast! scanner.  I use Hotmail exclusively (don't they scan for these things?).  I'm a newbie.  I was using Norton's Systemworks until the subscription ran out.  Thanks for any help.

Offline Eddy

  • Avast Evangelist
  • Maybe Bot
  • ***
  • Posts: 31079
  • Watching (over?) you
    • Malware removal, Biljart and other things.
Re: win32sobig
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2006, 05:11:44 PM »
You should remove Norton completely befor installing another av.
The add/remove in control panel does NOT remove nav properly,
How to completely remove Norton (Symantec):

Online DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 89015
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: win32sobig
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2006, 05:14:22 PM »
Another link worth looking at which is a program removal tool, which can remove the remnants of a number of different Norton Programs:
Removing your Norton program using SymNRT
Windows 10 Home 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 24.3.6108 (build 24.3.8975.762) UI 1.0.801/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro/ Avast! Mobile Security