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Old 01-03-2004, 09:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had to reinstall windows and now the "System Shutdown " virus that was around last Summer is plaguing me. I'm trying to update my XP but there are so many of them and my system kkeeps crashing before I can eliminate it. Does anyone know what specific update I need to use or how I can get rid of it? Aaaaaaaagh!!!!
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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In order to gain extra time to download the patch hit ctrl+alt+delete and click the tab that says processes. Look for file called msblast and end that process. That should give you some extra time
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Anyone know the commonly used name of this particular affliction so that I can do some searching for a fix?
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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msblast32.exe
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Old 01-03-2004, 10:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
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see if there is any .exe file with blast or msblast or anything like that in its name, search your computer for it. It might help.
Last summer I had to reformat my computer twice because of it lol
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Here is a good place to download a blaster worm removal utility!

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/

Enjoy.
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I was just on the Able2Know forums and found this thread on how to kill the worm: http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10489
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Old 01-05-2004, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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U have to change the RPC service settings to stop the comp from shutting down before u can download the patch
>> Go to control panel, admin tool, services,
>> Double click on RPC Remore Procedure Call from the list
>> click on the recovery tab and change the options that say "restart the computer" to "take no action", apply
>> Now connect the internet, download the Stinger utility from Network Associates website and the ms update (823980)
>> Disconnect, run the tool and then install the patch
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