Sasser – The New Worm Alert!

New Worm
Unlike other virus/worm, Sasser does NOT required you to open email attachment or open any virus file. Sasser will infect you PC even you do nothing, as long as your PC haven’t apply the MS04-011 patch, which released in April 2004 by Microsoft.

Going Wild
The Sasser believed has infected over million of PC in worldwide. Many countries continuously report infected by Sasser.

Removal
Microsoft has confirmed the infection of Sasser worm and announced 5 steps to deal with Sasser(with online checker too) in its website’s security & privacy section. You may also download Symantec Sasser Removal Tool to scan and remove the worm, too.

Note: There is a NetSky variant that claims to be removal for Sasser and send to user’s mail box. If you open the email attachment and hope to run it to remove Sasser worm, your PC will only get worse – infected by NetSky somemore!

More Sasser from Google News.

Thought:
“Never open email attachment and you are safe.”, this is not truth for this time. Sasser will infect your PC as soon as it connected to Internet. No human needed, Sasser spreads and infects PCs by itself. That’s…’great’, I would say.

The patch is released by Microsoft since 13th April, but how many people do not install it? See the infection number of Sasser. Basically, you are safe if you install firewall, install Microsoft patcheesssss and do not open email attachemntssss. What’s so difficult?!?! 😕

Perhaps, we have one more reason to use open source operating system? 😉

  • knight

    ops mistake .. just want to say by sysmantec removal tools its not enuf
    plus the stinger will be better

  • LcF

    if only use stinger?
    could it be those PC also infected by netsky, not only sasser?

  • knight

    stinger also not enuf ..
    no no that process is altot is call netsky bla bla bla
    but its “born” by sasser … i think it written in microsoft support site..
    i can’t really recall.. study quite a lot of site for this virus ..

  • tkh

    more & more worm…. 😐

  • i tried to download the microsoft patch , but was not successful. so dont blame everyone who did not download the patch. ur advise on having a firewall is vry sound. not many companies who sell computers or article writers emphasise the importance of having a firewall as well as the well-touted antivirus software. even the pc retail outlets, did not sell the firewall package as much as they advertise and sell the antivirus package. maybe it should be compulsory to include a firewall program and antivirus program on all computers sold. i doubt this will happen , as monopoly issues will arise.

  • LcF

    anthony: try to download again later. Due to the worm, millions of ppl rush to download the path recently. 🙂
    Besides antivirus, firewall HAS become compulsory. That’s why you see Microsoft enable Windows XP buil-in firewall as default in the Windows XP SP2(firewall is disable as default in Windows XP).

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