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Cymbalz
13-06-2004, 03:27 PM
A friend has been hit with this virus/worm. As a precaution, I updated my Norton virus definitions and on looking therein could not find Sasser listed at all ???. Am i really up to date?

Murray P
13-06-2004, 03:37 PM
Look for W32sasser in Norton AV.

Your best defence against sasser is to have an up to date/patched windows OS. If you use XP, turn off its firewall and use one that can limit data in both directions like Kerio, Agnitum Outpost or Zone Alarm.

Cheers Murray P

Chilling_Silence
13-06-2004, 04:56 PM
The quickest mode of defence against this worm is this:
Click Start
Click Run
type in:
cmd
Now, type the following:
echo dcpromo >%systemroot%\debug\dcpromo.log & attrib +r %systemroot%\debug\dcpromo.log

You're now safe from catching the worm, but wont help if you've already got it.


Chill.

Cymbalz
13-06-2004, 06:27 PM
Many thanks to you both for your interest and information