Sasser Worm

By MattG
May 3, 2004
  1. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

  2. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Rookie Posts: 2,244

    and so it begins... again!

    I guess its just more important to the average user to not be bothered to patch their system than it is to keep themselves somewhat protected against things like this.

    BTW, here is an article on it, posted yesterday by Per Hansson.
  3. jshields13

    jshields13 TS Rookie Posts: 109

    Quick question. Amoung other things, the instructions for avoiding the Sasser is to have a personal firewall in place. Is the one that comes with XP sufficient or do you guys recommend another one, like Norton Personal Firewall.

    Just curious.
  4. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    I use Sygate's Personal (and free) firewall, but that's strictly personal preference. That AND a D-Link router coupled with all the patches and updated virus definition files and good for me.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    jshields13 - yeh the windows one is sufficient for this. you just can't customize it like you can 3rd party ones (at least not easily).
  6. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    For my money ZoneAlarm is the best. There is a free version that is definitely better than Windows or the pro which I would say use for sure if you have any networked computers at home/work.
  7. stella_25501

    stella_25501 TS Rookie


    Heres a web site that you can to has all the steps to fix the sasser worm
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    The link you gave is incorrect & the correct one has been posted before by SNGX but thx for the effort.;)
  9. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Clicking the surcuity site takes you to an "under construction" page with some embedded flash... Almost makes me wonder if it didn't have a present of its own. Thankfully Mozilla doesn't come bundled with flash and isn't too eager to install it for you either.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    I think the thing you are speaking of is the button you click to check to see if your PC is infected. And that can only be ran in IE. In opera the button is there, but is unclickable.
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