Sasser is an Internet worm that probably caused around $18.1 billions of dollars of damage in 2004. It was created by a Computer Science student, Sven Jaschan, in Germany and was first seen on the last day of April. While there was no intentionally destructive payload, Sasser did cause many computers to slow down or crash, causing some high profile damage.
And it was destructive enough to shut down the satellite communications for some French news agencies. It also resulted in the cancellation of several Delta airline flights and the shutdown of numerous companies’ systems worldwide.
Do you suspect a Sasser Worm has slipped into your system? Sasser Worm removal is made easy by running your anti malware software with a built-in worm remover, such as BullGuard Internet Security.
How to remove Sasser Worms – 3 ways
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Your internet security program will do its best to ensure that worms never slip in. But if you suspect a worm has infected your system, run your internet security program – it will quarantine and delete worm infected files on your computer.
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The 2nd way applies when in doubt – get support!
Not quite sure all caterpillars are gone? Contact your internet security support and let them help you get rid of all harmful malware from the digital zoo.
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The 3rd way is for the bold ones out there - DIY
If you are feeling up for a pretty big technical challenge, visit the BullGuard Antivirus Forum and find our step-by-step guide on worm removal. We must warn you that you are stepping into techie territory at your own risk.
Computer worms – what to expect
A computer worm is a type of malicious software that, just like a real worm, “tunnels” its way into your computer’s operating system. Its particularity is that it replicates and sends copies of itself to other poorly protected computers. It can multiply so many times that eventually, if your computer is not equipped with antivirus software, all the worm replicas will take up your PC’s available space. This can result in your computer running very slowly, or even crashing.
Moreover, there are several types of computer worms, some more dangerous than others. The ones that carry the so-called “payload” – a code designed especially to damage computers – are very harmful as they might delete some of your files, or enable other malware to infect your PC. Thus, if you want to avoid these complications, make sure you fully protect your computer by installing effective anti-malware software.
Learn more about computer worms.