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repeated attacks on computer

by jo_dahl / August 2, 2004 11:38 AM PDT

I am getting repeated attacks on this computer. Norton internet security blocks them all, but it is very annoying to get security messages popping up every 5 seconds. It says MS_RPC_DCOM_Heap_BO, watever that means. This is new computer, right outa the box and windows update hasnt quite finished yet, so maybe that will fix the problem. I'm actly helping a friend set up their comp, and i dont realy like norton internet security, id rather use sygate personal firewall, but o well. If you can give me any information on the type of attack that is, i would greatly apprectiate it.

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Re: repeated attacks on computer
by glenn30 / August 2, 2004 12:04 PM PDT
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Re: repeated attacks on computer
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 12:55 PM PDT

Jo,

Make sure you get the Windows Updates installed. It should help.

Grif

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Re: repeated attacks on computer
by Cursorcowboy / August 2, 2004 8:28 PM PDT

1. Please note that just above the text editor (where you enter a question on the forum) is the following paragraph, and if certain information is not present in your question, our reply may not be very helpful:

Tip: If you are asking for help to troubleshoot a computer-related problem, please be sure to include all the necessary information (ie: operating system, model number, hardware, software, etc) that will help others identify your problem for a speedy resolution.

2. If XP, download the patch described in the Microsoft article, "MS03-039: A Buffer Overrun in RPCSS Could Allow an Attacker to Run Malicious Programs (Q824146)" (a 1,508Kb file) for the applicable version of WinXP used and keep it on hand and install before ever accessing the Internet. Should you format and reinstall XP at a later date, then install the patch.

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repeated attacks on computer WILL NOT STOP!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2004 10:57 PM PDT

Here's the deal. When the firewall writers wrote their code, the marketing gorillas sat on their shoulders and insisted that with every incoming attempt from the internet that the company's firewall TOOT THEIR HORN they stopped the attack.

Its incredible that many fall for this marketing ploy and next want to find a way to stop the attacks.

Don't fall for this nonsense. It's not nonsense to run a firewall, but it is nonsense that you will be able to stop others from sending you bad internet packets or trying to attack your machine.

What you do is simple. Install all the critical OS updates to harden the OS and lock out the exploits. Run the firewall, but at least go in and tell it to shut up.

Bob

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