My sister is having this problem. Is the My Doom virus the same as the Blaster Virus? She has had a problem for 2 days now. She is running Windows XP and she cannot get to Microsoft or Symantec. She is infected by the Blaster Worm. If I'm not mistaken you said something about hitting enter after your prompts in your message, we're you talking about after each line. Neither one of us are computer wizards, so I have another question. Will she have any problem fixing this. Also she has un-installed and re-installed the Norton Anti-Virus numerous times and she cannot get into the live update. Will she still be protected if she can't get the live update? How would she have got this worm. She just had her system upgraded to Windows XP, she had Millineum, brought her computer home to put Norton back in and that's when everything went wrong. I don't know if she was on the net before she installed it or what. PLEASE we need some big time help. Thanks.
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A potential symptom of infection with the MyDoom.B Virus is that you are you unable to visit your Antivirus vendors website or various Microsoft websites such as support.microsoft.com or windowsupdate.microsoft.com.
If you are experiencing these symptoms use the following procedure in order to be enable accessing these websites. Click Start, Run and type cmd and press Enter.
Under Command Prompt, ype the following commands and press Enter after each:
copy %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.old
del /F %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
echo # Temporary HOSTS file >%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
attrib +R %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
If you're running windows NT, you must restart.
For Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003, restart isn't needed. In addition, you must type the following command:
For windows 9x/Me, click Start, Run type command and press Enter. Under Command Prompt type the following commands and press Enter after each. Restart isn't needed.
ren %windir%\hosts host.old
echo # Temporary HOSTS file >%windir%\hosts
attrib +R %windir%\hosts