Sasser causes users to visit antivirus web sites

Sasser causes users to visit antivirus web sites

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Real-time competitive intelligence solutions provider Hitwise has announced that the spread of the Sasser worm has seen an increase in the number of visits to antivirus web sites.

The company has observed that the Sophos web site at http://www.sophos.com has moved from the 1,500th most visited site in the UK to the 450th most visited. Similarly, Symantec became the 78th most visited web site, up from 293rd while McAfee rose ten places to 31st.

A spokesperson for Hitwise said that the Sasser worm has had a direct effect on the increased level of online visitors to the web sites of antivirus companies.

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