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Computer Security Part 3 - Sasser Virus

Posted Monday, May 17, 2004

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Recently a shy German teenage student, after being egged on by his friends, created the Sasser worm virus, and released it to the world.

This virus has created havoc throughout the world, and has caused computers with Windows XP, 2000, NT and.net server to crash. You may think that you are safe if you have another version of Windows, although not infected your computer can still be used to spread the virus, slowing down your internet access. So no mater what operating system you have you must remove it and protect yourself.

So watch out for slow internet access, and a file called LSASS.EXE crashing on your computer.

To remove the virus, follow these instructions:

First type in the web address that is below into your browser address bar, and download the file to your desktop.

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/FxSasser.exe

Windows 95,98 and ME users should now boot into “Safemode” (To do this tap the F8 key on the keyboard as the computer starts, and select “Safemode”).

Windows NT,2000 and XP users, just boot up as normal, but make sure you are logged in, in and account that has Admin access.

Run the file, FxSasser.exe from your desktop.

Finally if you find the virus or not, make sure you have anti-virus (AV) software installed and updated. AV programs that are not up to date are useless.

You can use our online virus check, which can be found at this location.

http://www.thecomputerdesk.co.uk/12/12_6/free-online-virus-check-a.shtml