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Possible blaster worm?

by petekessell / August 23, 2004 1:40 AM PDT

OS: Windows XP

I currently have Ad-Aware SE Personal installed, and every time I run a system scan, after a while an error message appears which reads;

This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress. This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM.

Then something about a Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

Please help!

Pete

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Re: Possible blaster worm?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 1:51 AM PDT
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Re: Possible blaster worm?
by petekessell / August 23, 2004 2:06 AM PDT

I think I have downloaded all the available updates from Windows Update, and nothing on the given link seems to get rid of the worm. Help!

Pete

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Re: Possible blaster worm?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 2:08 AM PDT

Then try this. Go get STINGER (use google.com) and see if it kills it off.

Microsoft does NOT supply antivirus or worm removal tools.

As to thinking you have all the updates, that's not the same as knowing.

Bob

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Re: Possible blaster worm?
by petekessell / August 23, 2004 2:40 AM PDT

Installed Stinger, ran a system scan, it then found 5 viruses/worms and deleted them, however the problem still occurs when I run ad-aware. When I go onto windows update there are no critical updates available for download, as I have downloaded them all. Help!

Pete

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Re: Possible blaster worm?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 3:02 AM PDT

If the issue just occurs with Adaware, then uninstall that for now. Such things can be a target for the pests and can become corrupted. It's sad you didn't tell the name of the virus/trojans you removed. It's part of the clues needed to solve the issue.

Also, with that information you really should be in the Security Forum since this is not a XP issue.

Bob

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