W32/Sasser-G

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: No Reports

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Aliases

  • Worm.Win32.Sasser.g

Characteristics

  • Allows others to access the computer
  • Drops more malware
  • Reduces system security
  • Installs itself in the registry
  • Exploits known vulnerabilites

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

Windows NT/2000/XP/2003

In Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 you will also need to edit the following registry entry. The removal of this entry is optional in Windows 95/98/Me. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.

Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
avserve3 = avserve3.exe

and delete it if it exists.

Close the registry editor.

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