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It restarts the computer. It spreads by exploiting the LSASS vulnerability.
|First detected on:||Aug. 25, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 25, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies|
Sasser.G is a worm that spreads via the Internet by exploiting the LSASS vulnerability in remote computers. This vulnerability is critical only for Windows XP/2000 operating systems that are not properly updated.
Sasser.G restarts the computer automatically when it attempts to exploit the already mentioned vulnerability.
Sasser.G only spreads automatically to Windows XP/2000 computers. However, computers with other Windows operating systems can also be a source of transmission when a malicious user runs the file containing the worm in any of these computers.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patches for the LSASS vulnerability from the Microsoft website.
Sasser.G is easy to recognize, as it restarts Windows XP/2000 computers when it attempts to affect them by exploiting the LSASS vulnerability. When this action is carried out, Sasser.G displays the following message on screen: