I am running version 9 Suse Pro. I have been informed by a work mate that a piece of email I sent was identified to have the sober.32 worm. I never ever open attachments & I thought my security config.was tight.
Assuming this was not on April 1...
I get this sort of thing too from time to time. If you're using SuSE 9.0 to send mail, the chances are you didn't send the email. More likely either some third party with both your names in an Outlook Express addressbook send it, or someone got your email from a web page and just used it as the starting point for a virus - that has happened to me too.
If you've got the personal firewall installed, it easier for someone to nail jelly to the ceiling with a drawing pin/thumb tack than to use your box to send viruses.
a I have been caught totally unprepared how to locate it & then to remove it.
You don't have it.
Also,what to install so that I am not caught with me knickers down around me ankles.
Either some good elastic or a 5-lever mortice lock, depending on where you see the risks.
En passant (excuse my chess), this message might have been better sent to SuSE-linux-e.