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Virus/Worm News: Sasser Worm

Posted by: , 14:05 AEST, Tue May 4, 2004
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Unfortunately, this will be a regular feature on this site, as new and potentially dangerous virus/worms emerge. The latest is Sasser.

Once infected, Sasser will reboot your computer ever few minutes. Although it can only infect Windows 2000/XP systems, older Windows systems can still help to spread the worm to other vulnerable systems, and waste the system's resources and prevent programs from running.

Windows Update already has a patch which fixed this vulnerability, but a removal tool from Symantec is also available for systems already infected.

For free anti-virus/firewall software download links and tips on how to avoid infection, please head on to this forum thread.


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