Shutting Down after being connected to internet for a while

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Eli Caudill, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. Eli Caudill

    Eli Caudill Guest

    I read the post about windows shutting down earlier.

    Mine is doing the same thing, but I doubt that it is a
    virus.

    I just completely formatted this computer and did a fresh
    re-install.

    When I connect to the internet (via. Dial Up) it will run
    for different time intervals. Sometimes it will run for
    an hour, sometiems for 10 minutes.

    Then after that while it comes up with an error message
    saying it must shut down and gives me a minute to save
    and close everything before it does. In the body of the
    short message it says there was a Remote Call Procedure,
    or Remote Procedure Call error.

    Maybe this is a virus, I do not know how it would have
    gotten on here so fast if it is.

    The e-mail systems I use are web-based e-mails.
     
    Eli Caudill, Jan 24, 2004
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  2. Eli;
    You most likely have Blaster.
    Blaster came to your unprotected computer, you did not have to do
    anything but establish the connection.
    Surfing, opening Email is not necessary to get Blaster.
    Follow this to get Blaster:
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/blaster.htm
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 24, 2004
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  3. Eli Caudill

    Guest Guest

     
    Guest, Jan 24, 2004
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  4. Eli Caudill

    Guest Guest

     
    Guest, Jan 24, 2004
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  5. Yes I sent that message, half of it any way before my
    computer shut down. It seems to be happening in Windows XP
    NTFS. I have a hard drive set up with Win98 and it doesn't
    do it there. I just set up WinXP FAT32 and it hasn't
    happend yet, that's where I am right now. The warning
    mentions NT some thing so it has to be an NT file system
    problem. I am wondering about the "Blaster" idea.
    I was also having a freeze-up on my XP-NTFS and thought
    that had to do with installing SBC-Yahoo DSL but I've been
    doing some reformatting and I have narrowed it down to the
    Windows updates. It has to be one that came out in the
    last four months or so because that was the last time I
    updated and the freeze-up has happened since I did an
    update last weekend.
    I set up my SBC DSL without installing the software
    that came with it and it still froze up but not until
    after I installed the updates.
     
    Patrick O'Reilly, Jan 24, 2004
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  6. Oooops, spoke too soon. My WinXP FAT32 just shut down.
    The "NT" part mentioned is "NT Authority\System". I
    checked on "Blaster" the worm and I was wondering how I
    could have gotten it so fast. I am in Win98 now because
    that's the only one that will stay running. All I did on
    my WinXP FAT32 is set up my DSL connection then go
    straight here to read the posts.
     
    Patrick O'Reilly, Jan 24, 2004
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  7. Eli Caudill

    Eli Guest

    Thanks for the information Jupiter,

    I went through the whole procedure this morning and I am
    now online to see how things pan out for me. I hope that
    this fixed the problem I was having.
     
    Eli, Jan 24, 2004
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  8. Eli Caudill

    Guest Guest

    formatted my drive but I did a destructive format on mine
    where it came back as it was from the factory. I then
    loaded the virus patch from microsoft and did the 123
    steps. I dont know if this will help but maybe. You can
    down load the blaster worm fix this may help. But that is
    what mine was doing when my computer started
    disconnecting.
     
    Guest, Jan 24, 2004
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  9. Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 24, 2004
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  10. Do NOT connect an unprotected computer to the internet.
    Enable the firewall BEFORE physically connecting the network cable.
    It only takes seconds to get blaster on an unprotected computer, no
    surfing or Email necessary because Blaster comes to your computer.
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Jan 24, 2004
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