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crazyguy100
24-05-04, 01:17
Just received a virus alert (from the HP whatever thing):

w32.sasser.worm (or something)

What does this do? Is it really dangerous?(stupid question http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif )Help me!!!

laracroft8290
24-05-04, 01:21
sasser is known. ummm lets see

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.sasser.worm.html

It was discovered on April 30 of this year.

Security Bulletin (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-011.mspx) from Microsoft.

crazyguy100
24-05-04, 01:28
It recommends to disconnect, and I can't!! There's no icon on the Sys Tray!! What to do? :confused:

laracroft8290
24-05-04, 01:48
Well do you have the worm? If not apply the patch from microsoft and forget about it.

The disconnect thing, is only for individuals who have become infected and need to properly clean and patch the affected computer.

crazyguy100
24-05-04, 02:06
:confused: The Microsoft thingis just a security fix???!!! :confused:

wantafanta
24-05-04, 02:11
The patch will prevent you from getting the virus. I think the virus will cause problems with booting up your computer.
McAfee has a good anti-virus program which will clean it off your drive if you have it, but you probably don't or you would know by now.
But go to www.windowsupdate.com (http://www.windowsupdate.com) and download the patch.