HELP PLEASE I-worm/sasser

  Ive 10:27 02 May 2004

just been infected. Can anyone help. Running XP home

  SEASHANTY 10:39 02 May 2004

The Microsoft article on this is MS04-011 and the update number is 835732. Go on to MS website, SUPPORT and key in the above in search bar.

  VoG II 10:39 02 May 2004

Run Stinger click here

  Gongoozler 10:41 02 May 2004

Have a look here. (I've put some spaces in the link to stop it being corrupted, and added a makeashorterlink reference)

http :/ / w32 .sasser.b.worm.html

click here

  SEASHANTY 10:42 02 May 2004

I have this morning recd an e-mail on the above from the MS website. I see from BNelard however that this
security update 835732 was installed on both my PC's
on 14.04.2004. Anyone know if this is a further modified update?

  SEASHANTY 10:43 02 May 2004

.... and BNelard was supposed to read BELARC ADVISOR.

  SEASHANTY 10:47 02 May 2004

May as well give you the microsoft email details :-


May 1, 2004


Microsoft has verified that a malicious worm known as W32.Sasser.worm
and variants of that worm are spreading on the Internet.

You can help protect your computer by downloading and installing
Microsoft Security Update MS04-011. You can find more information
on this update at:

click here

If you have already installed the update, you are protected from the
worm. If you have not already installed the update, you can download
install it from the Windows Update Web site. The update is listed in
critical updates under the update number 835732.

click here

If you think your computer may be infected by W32.Sasser.worm, find
for sure and learn what you can do to remove it by visiting the What
Should Know About Sasser page at:

click here


If you receive an e-mail message that claims to contain a Microsoft
software update, it is probably a virus trying to trick you into
infecting your computer. Microsoft never widely distributes software
in e-mail messages.

Learn how to spot a bogus bulletin:
click here


The Microsoft Security Update is an e-mail alert service
designed for home users and small businesses that provides
information about Microsoft security updates and virus alerts.
Microsoft also uses this service to make subscribers aware that
they might need to take action to guard against a circulating
security threat.

You have received this update because you are a subscriber.

  Ive 11:38 02 May 2004

Followed your advice and downloaded MS04-011 from microsoft then tried AVG again and it managed to remove it, but then it popped up again in restore, so I disabled restore and at present I appear (fingers crossed) free from it.
Many thanks IVE.

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