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Helkin attack every time I log on

by ynneddod / January 24, 2006 6:44 AM PST

I'm sorry I mistakenly posted the XP problem on this site but I got nervous because I keep getting a notice from Kaspersky Anti-hack that there has been an attempted Helkin attack on my computer. I am running 98se through People PC and Internet Explorer. What is this?

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Do you mean Helkern?
by John.Wilkinson / January 24, 2006 11:47 AM PST

If in fact the alert is to Helkern, it's a notification that an internet work, known by the name "Slammer" to many of us, has been blocked. It only targets Microsoft SQL Server, so if you don't have that installed it's harmless. In any case, Kaspersky's notification is letting you know it's been blocked, which is a good thing. Since these notifications are repetitious, feel free to disable them. (Under real-time protection, look for an option to disable or not display information about network attacks.)

Hope this helps,
John

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Helkern is in fact correct.
by dennisond / January 24, 2006 12:23 PM PST
In reply to: Do you mean Helkern?

Thanks John,
I was trying to download a free DVD decoder to see if I could install from the CNET download site and it showed up and then again when I posted to the forums.
This is an old 99 model I'm fixing up for some kids and I loaded Kaspersky after I finally got all the junk off and got it running faster. You can't take even 1 trip on the net anymore without protection.

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This is weird.......
by Glenda / January 25, 2006 12:04 PM PST

do you have two user names???

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One house, 2machines, 2 people, 1 problem
by dennisond / January 26, 2006 10:00 PM PST
In reply to: This is weird.......

One is myself, one my daughter, couldn't print or play DVD's on 98 computer, a little bit of confusion, I'll be 60 next month and my mind is not the sponge it once was. Thanks
D

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Thanks
by Glenda / January 27, 2006 1:02 AM PST

I thought I was going crazy seeing two ID's posting as one!! LOL

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