Blaster Worm and IE Issues

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by LocKStocK, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    My brothers just got his new PC and I've helped by installing EVERYTHING!
    After installing XP, I knew I had to stop the blaster worm before it
    causes a nuisance. I applied the patch and thought it would be OK,
    but sure enough, my brother phones me up complaining his computer
    keeps shutting down by itself. I took it home, scanned it with the
    fix on the symantec site (nothing found of course!!) and reinstalled the patch...but it still counts down.
    I've never encountered this before, anyone shed some light?
    (Yes I have tried using NA2003 with latest updates,
    I've also tried looking for it manually)

    Also on my computer, sometimes when I go to close a window in IE,
    it won't close basically. I usually end up closing pages with Task Manager,
    you can imagine how annoying that can be :-[
     
  2. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Try scanning your computer with AVG.
     
  3. LocKStocK

    LocKStocK Smokin & Jokin

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    Whats AVG?
    and which question does it relate to?
     
  4. tdinc

    tdinc █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User

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    Try using Grisoft AVG Anti-Virus free Version.

    Make sure you un-install the Norton AV

    And install the AVG version.

    Here is the link to the site:

    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    :)
     
  5. ~bk

    ~bk I Political User

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    Oopss.. sorry. Forgot to tell you. Download it from the link that tdinc provided. Scan your computer with that and let us know.
     
  6. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    Best way to get rid of it is to remove it from startup where it actually is, last one I came across (not my machine) was named teekids.exe. Then search for it in the registry and it will give you an entry which is easy to delete.

    Total size in kb of the virus is about 16. No biggie to get rid of rather than using some download scanner from symantec or whoever.
     
  7. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Just curiuos, whould changeing the RPC services settings do anything? The settings Im lookin at are what to do it the service failes.

    Lok at the screenshot to see what Im talkin bout.
     
  8. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    You set it to make it close down a lot later, to give you time to get a patch or a fix, me I did what i wrote already from a ladies PC from my village.

    Silly woman's husband had formatted reinstalled xp and decided to update it without a firewall or any virus (anti) software.

    B.T.W. what speed does an AMD 3200+ go at?

    My 2600+ goes at 1.91 ghz.
     
  9. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    The Sasser worm will also cause a shutdown, make sure you get all Windows Updates. typing shutdown -a will abort the shutdown and let you get the necessary updates and tools until you cn clean it.
     
  10. maruxz

    maruxz OSNN One Post Wonder

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    When it is clear what kind of virus, worm, spyware, adware or other kind of parasyte sit in your computer, in my opinion, it is beter to get removal tool, than start looking for new ant-virus software.

    I found a removal tool for Blaster - check it out?
    www.2-spyware.com/remove-blaster-worm.html