Yep, is still floating around ! The solution is to go to Microsoft's website and download a patch that was posted on July 16. Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026 has patches for the seven "new technology" versions of Windows affected, from the antique NT4 via Windows XP to the latest 64-bit server software. All you have to do is install the update and you're almost done. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-026.asp
The catch, of course, is that your PC may close down or reboot before you have time to do it. The solution is to go to the Start menu, select Run, type the command
in the box and click OK. This aborts the shutdown process. Then you can download the patch and restart your PC.
There are some more complicated alternatives. One is to get a friend with an unaffected version of Windows, such as Windows Me, to download the patch to a floppy disk for you. Another is to disable the RPC feature by turning off its life support, as described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 825750.
How Computer Viruses Work: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/virus4.htm
What's a "Worm"? http://computer.howstuffworks.com/virus3.htm
I see the worm is still floating around out there! http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6142-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=12956&start=0
My questions are: Will it ever stop? Is it that there are PCs out there still infected? Maybe, I don't fully understand how virus and worm programs work. But I would think that eventually the problem would be sniffed out.