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Postby SystemOverride_uplink » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:25 pm

I just installed Windows XP a few hours ago and i got the interent set up everything going fine then computer shutdown message i no how to stop this RUN-shutdown -a,but i keep getting this annoying pop up from norton saying it cant remove it and i tryed Symantec's removal tools now i have a different virus

"W32.Blaster.C.Worm" anyone no how i remove that?
thanks ;)
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Postby andrewas » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:36 pm

Sigh. I take it you are running without a firewall? In this day and age, suicide. Even on a dial-up connection. Got one. www.zonelabs.com . And get the windows updates as well, but Im sure you knew that.

Anyway, on to removal. Turn off system restore and then run the fixtool. Also, I have heard that it needs to be run in safe mode, but Ive never had any problems with running it in normal. Mind you, I've also never gotten an XP machine infected by Blaster.
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Postby Ahdinko » Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:52 pm

Make sure you have the latest of the windows updates
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Postby Spectere_uplink » Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:35 am

Quote: from andrewas on 3:36 pm on Feb. 23, 2004[br]Sigh. I take it you are running without a firewall?

He only installed it a few hours ago; give him a break.

Anyway, because of the incredible lack of security in even the later releases of Windows, I'd suggest keeping the MSBlaster fix available on a CD or floppy and keeping the system unplugged until you install it.  You can find the fix here:

XP: http://tinyurl.com/is2b

2000: http://tinyurl.com/h8fy

Edit: Changed the URLs to TinyURLs.

(Edited by Spectere at 6:36 pm on Feb. 23, 2004)
.what.
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Postby Claudia » Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:52 am

If you have trouble downloading the patch, just open up the Process list and close all of the ones you can, then downlado the fix and restart.
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Postby sweaty bob » Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:55 am

i got thatone.

reboot turn on the firewall download the virus fix then go from their!
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Postby Gravemaskin » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:06 am

when the shutdown window appears telling you it will shut down in X secs, go into command and type shutdown -a
it should stop the system shutdown.
then stop the messenger service from running (this will also disable netsends to appear on your computer) it can be done trough the Control Panel then system services (cant really remember, and are on school so i cant access the control panel to check, just check google for "messenger disable +net send" should give you something to go by)
after you cancel the messenger service from running, and stop the blaster from shutting down the computer, then just run "fixblast.exe" can be gotten from most anti-virus homepages.
after you have scanned your Hard Drive update windows and get a firewall (may be troublesome at LANs exc exc, but well worth the time) and update your antivirus software (if you dont have any search google for Panda Anti Virus, its free (one with 30 day trial and private use is free, if memory serves me right).

Tadaa!
you removed blaster AND did a security update ^^
(remember to update antivirus softwares you have daily (or atleast weekly) and do a full scan once a week or so, just set it on at night if you got a large HD.)
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Postby Gravemaskin » Tue Feb 24, 2004 10:07 am

edit: double post.

(Edited by Gravemaskin at 10:10 am on Feb. 24, 2004)
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Postby Icepick » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:30 pm

2 Hours and you managed to infect yourself with Blaster?
Amazing.
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Postby Miah » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:32 pm

Quote: from Icepick on 4:30 pm on Feb. 24, 2004[br]2 Hours and you managed to infect yourself with Blaster?
Amazing.


Ultimatly sad, really.

I have yet to get nailed by a virus myself...Maybe it's because I don't trust anyone to give me any file...
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Postby CyberGenesis » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:35 pm

i only accept files from like 4 people...i know where they live so they know better...

i have 98, no firewall, no virus protection....I AM A GOD...
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Postby coolsi » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:35 pm

You are a penis, sir.
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Postby CyberGenesis » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:36 pm

no...just REALLY lucky
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Postby Miah » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:37 pm

Quote: from coolsi on 4:35 pm on Feb. 24, 2004[br]You are a penis, sir.


:(

Because I'm smart enough not to get infected? Bah.
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Postby CyberGenesis » Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:37 pm

that works too Miah...but i only accept those files through Hotmail...they have a decent scanner

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