Leland USA

Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Sasser Worm and spyware

Yesterday I helped a friend fixed her computer, which was infected with the Sasser Worm. No problem, except that her computer also had a ton of spyware. What happened was that the spyware was using up so much system resources that there was really no way to update Windows fast enough before the Sasser worm shut down the system. And I couldn't get rid of the spyware first either.

If this happens to you, boot up in safe mode, update Windows, get rid of spyware with Ad aware or something similar. Reboot normally.


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