In response to resent attack of I-Worm.Sobig email virus, Abacre
Corporation released own antivirus called: Abacre I-Worm.Sobig
Virus Remover. It periodically checks pop3 mailboxes and removes
infected email messages directly from server side without downloading
them. The program can be successfully used with any pop3 email
clients: Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora, The Bat. Note: this program
does two functions: 1. clean already infected computers, 2. it's does not allow to
your email clients to download infected viruses from your mailbox by checking remote mailboxes.
Why cleaning the Sobig is important?
It shows very high activity: some
people get about 5 infected messages a minute. Each message is about
101KB. For even having high-speed ADSL connection it's very high
pressure on network. If your mailbox has limited size, for example
5MB, than in one hour it could be full. Therefore mailbox will not
accept any other maybe extremely important messages from your clients,
family members or friends.
Why standard anti viruses are not efficient? Standard anti viruses
resides on client computers. It means that before cleaning the
message, it should be downloaded on local computer. Downloading takes
too long time. Therefore ideal solution would be using antivirus
program on server-side. It means that your Internet Service Provider
should install the anti virus program. In mean time if ISP has not yet
installed anti virus, you can get a lot of viruses any way. In this
case using Abacre I-Worm.Sobig Virus Remover could be only one