"Blaster"

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jack Scott, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. Jack Scott

    Jack Scott Guest

    I just heard on MSNBC that it was necessary to remove
    the virus before downloading and installing the MSN
    patch. I installed the patch and my computer stopped
    shutting down. I then ran a virus scan, and none were
    detected.
     
    Jack Scott, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. Jack;
    Did you alse get rid of the bad files?
    You most likely have a worm W32.Blaster.Worm
    DISCONNECT the subject computer from any network IMMEDIATELY.

    Install or enable a firewall IMMEDIATELY:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=283673

    VERY IMPORTANT to follow ALL steps, closing ports or installing the
    patch is NOT enough.
    Download the appropriate patch referenced in Ron Martells article
    below.
    You may need to do this at an uninfected computer and burn to CD or
    save on floppy.

    This is the IMPORTANT fix by Ron Martell:
    http://www.bigblackglasses.com/Article.aspx?Article=342

    Also see:
    http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?date=2003-08-11

    After this is resolved prevent similar occurrences by installing ALL
    Critical Updates from Windows Update.
    Keep antivirus up to date and run at least weekly.
    Install or enable a firewall.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 12, 2003
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