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Possible blaster worm?

OS: Windows XP
My OS is currently installed with all the most recent updates from the Windows Update website, however, everytime I run Ad-aware SE Personal, after it finds around 5 problems, all of which register under the name websh.dll, or something similar to that a message appears saying;

This system is shutting down. Please save all work in progress. This system shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITY/SYSTEM. Then something about a Remote Procedure Call (RPC).

Following this a countdown of 1 minute follows, after which my pc restarts.


I have tried reinstalling Ad-aware and this had no effect. I do not seem to experience this problem any other time other than when I run a scan on Ad-aware. Please help!

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Re: Possible blaster worm?

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Pete,

Just to be sure, please download the McAfee Stinger removal tool to your desktop from the link below. Once it's there, restart the computer into "Safe Mode", then run Stinger repeatedly till it finds no more viruses.

McAfee Stinger Tool
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/


Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: Possible blaster worm?

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Sorry to be real stupid, but how do I restart the computer in safe mode again?

Pete

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Safemode

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Boot to safe mode: Instructions here

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More About Safe Mode

In reply to: Re: Possible blaster worm?

Here's a link to a "Tips" thread in the "Newbies" forum which describes a variety of techniques to get to "Safe Mode".

How To Start In 'Safe Mode'

Hope this helps, too.

Grif

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