The OSNN Definitive Sasser Virus Thread

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Henyman, May 4, 2004.

  1. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    This is an atempt to clear up some confusion for all people who are, or may be infected with the sassar virus.
    first step is to open internet explorer and go to:

    https://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/sasser.asp

    there you will find a simple test to see if your infected :cool: *note* i know i had to change my ie settings in Tools>>internet options>>Security and move the slider to low for the intenet in order for the test to run.

    you can only be affected if you have not updated windows via windows update with the patch realesed on 13 April.
    Basic virus info acording to Symantec:
    removal tools and patches:
    Sasser.A and Sasser.B Worm Removal Tool
    Complete Removal link For All Variations
    MS04-011 Security Bulletin Link
    Stinger Removal Tool

    Anitvirus companies:
    Sophos
    Norton
    Trend Microsystems

    news links:
    BBC News
    Eweek
    OSNN Front Page
     
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  2. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Wow good work cowman :)
     
  3. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    cheers Xie, suprised i didn't make too many mistakes :p
     
  4. rushm001

    rushm001 In the beginning...... Political User

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    The question is, can it affect cows?
     
  5. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Rofl :D
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Nice post Henry.
     
  7. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Trying to take over Enyo's place Henyman? :p

    Nice post, thanks
     
  8. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i saw an opertunity to get the forums more hits and took it , as well as helping countless people :D
     
  9. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Nice post Henyman! :)
     
  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Thinks you should get your post back on the forum. Takes almost a week before any news that I submit to get posted on the frontpage. :(
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i have considered re joining news team ;) but i just dont have the time/patience @ mo :(
     
  12. Howling Wolf

    Howling Wolf We did not deserve this !

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    Henyman,

    why the hell didn't you mention Kaspersky in your AV list ? My opinion, but it is the best AV around ;)
     
  13. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    he he sorry i just looked around at several different sites, post link + i'll edit my post ;) :cool: kinda hard tgo list every AV reponse :p
     
  14. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    AV = Adult Video?? :p
     
  15. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    try and keep this thread on topic ;)
     
  16. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Sorry... *slaps wrist* :p
     
  17. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Pffffffffft, look who's talking about keeping a thread on topic :)
     
  18. Hsn

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    Very helpful indeed, thanks Henyman ;). Although it would've been better had this thread was posted earlier. :(

    I would also recommend this to remove the Sasser worms, as it helped me. ;)
     
  19. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Just a sidenote really, I would think that after the Blaster worm and the hoopla it caused people would be more aware that they need to keep windows updated. Again the patch was release on April 13th, over 2 weeks before any widespread problems.
     
  20. Hsn

    Hsn King

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    Yes, and I have learned that lesson the hard way.