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  • OT I got a virus

    I'm not sure what it's called, but it's some kind of worm. It pops up a message that looks kind of official saying something like "NT Authority/Systems is shutting down your system in 60 seconds." And then it does just that.
    Where I work we got swamped with calls about it. Norton and MacAffee are supposed to have fixes for it already. But what I did was go into safe mode, open up control panel and set my date to a previous date. It's not really a fix, just a work around til I can get some advice at work on what to do.
    Maybe this will help someone get up and running.
    Some people will do nearly anything in order to be able to not do anything.

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    Microsoft has upgrades to its' software, because (as I understand it), there are "loopholes" in Microsoft's propgrams that hackers have figured out and via a virus can control your computer if you are on line.
    It's also a good reason to have a firewall, plus (since this has been in the press) I run my Norton Anti-virus scan virtually every day.

    I am thinking there is a place in h3ll for these guys....why not use their talents to good use instead of making lives miserable?

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    • #3
      I hope you get it straightened out, Lucky. I'm in the process of purging my home computer of useless jpegs and programs because mine has been running slower than normal. Also my CD and DVD drivers disappear on that computer from time to time. I will probably pick up the Norton Anti-Virus bundle with the Best Buy gift cards I collected this year.

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      • #4
        McAfee and/or Norton have nothing to do with this. It is a flaw in the Windows Operating System, the Remote Call Procedure (RPC) in particular.

        Microsoft announced and published a patch for this on July 16, 2003. Any Windows machine (NT/2000/XP/2003) not patched is vulnerable.

        .Windows Vulnerability

        Internet worm

        Now that your computer is infected, it will need to be cleaned. The worm files and registry entries will have to be removed
        If you do what you've always done...

        you'll get what you've always gotten.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TxIndyFan
          Microsoft announced and published a patch for this on July 16, 2003. Any Windows machine (NT/2000/XP/2003) not patched is vulnerable.
          From what I've heard, an update from Windows Update will take care of this...

          I frequent windowsupdate.com about once a week to see what the latest patches are, and download them right away. At home, with the telephone connection, I just do it overnight. It's very side to scan windowsupdate.com very often and update when things are posted.
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          • #6
            And yet Windoze users make fun of me for using a Mac
            "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MichaelP
              And yet Windoze users make fun of me for using a Mac
              You're missing all the excitment.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by MichaelP
                And yet Windoze users make fun of me for using a Mac
                I seem to remember in the early 80's that the only place one saw viri was on macintoshes. It's all about popularity. The tables have turned.

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                • #9
                  OMG, I had the same exact thing happen to me yesterday. Here is the correct patch for this problem:

                  http://microsoft.com/downloads/detai...displaylang=en


                  Problem went away immediately.
                  Last edited by OutKast; 08-12-2003, 09:00 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Doctorindy
                    From what I've heard, an update from Windows Update will take care of this...

                    I frequent windowsupdate.com about once a week to see what the latest patches are, and download them right away. At home, with the telephone connection, I just do it overnight. It's very side to scan windowsupdate.com very often and update when things are posted.
                    It gets rid of the vulnerability issue but NOT THE WORM. If your computer is infected here are instructions for removing the worm.

                    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/viru...WORM_MSBLAST.A

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by grogg
                      You're missing all the excitment.
                      Unfortunately we have PC's in addition to Mac's here at work. I'm not missing anything... as much as I'd like to
                      "Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate."

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                      • #12
                        I got one for the first time just a couple of days ago. Three of my friends have gotten a virus as well. They seem to all be different. I heard they have been going around like crazy the last few months. It's time for the anti-virus software.

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                        • #13
                          This virus virtually shut down our office yesterday. It is a nasty one. The advice posted in previous posts to keep Windows updated is sound. The patch has been out since June. Even the most current antivirus software coupled with a computer that wasn't updated would've left you vulnerable.

                          Furthmore, if you have a cable modem and thus are continually connected to the internet, I'd suggest a firewall. It requires a bit of learning if you don't understand networking at all but is well worth it.

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                          • #14
                            You can get and download from Norton, everyting you need. The firewall will also tell you when a suspected attack has taken place. I went about two months without any messages on potential attacks, now I am seeing about 3-4 per week.

                            The nice part about the live download service is that Norton will send you updates, automatically. It's part of your subscription...as new evil online stuff comes about, they send you the tools to prevent damage.

                            I've been a very happy customer. If you have DSL or some other similar deal, unless you disconnect your computer from the line, even if it is off, you are open for service.

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                            • #15
                              GFan,

                              Norton System Works crashed my system and internet connection the last time it did a full-blown system-check (including defrag). I had to remove Norton and the internet cable software just to be able to shut down.

                              Auto-Protect about Auto'd me outta commission.

                              Now trying to decide whether to reinstall or not.

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                              ZoneAlarm is a nice free download firewall from CNET (I couldn't find it at my local bikeshop ( )
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                              What irks me (maybe its too soon for the truth), DW was a 16-oval WIN specialist, yet the vast majority those boohooing for him, hardcarders & fans, alike are the same ones trying to kill anything with more than 9 deg banking & 4 corners, where Dan ultimately made his home...

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