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System won't allow me to stay on the Internet.

by Archangel / September 2, 2004 3:02 AM PDT

I bought my machine a year ago, and because of no phone line have not been on the internet. A nearby neighbor let me move my machine into his oversized computer room. I plugged into his computer line and I can dial-up and connect ok, but within 1-2 minutes I get a message box that says this system is being shut down by NT Authority and says to save all material and a clock is counting down from 60 seconds. It also makes reference to an lsass.exe file. The file extension says that it is in located in Windows\System32\lsass.exe, but when I do a search of my C drive it says that there is no such file. Even using task manager I can't stop this process. The only way to interrupt is to unplug and reboot which I end up having to reboot any way. The other computers are connecting to the internet ok. It just seems to be a problem on my machine. Any help out there.

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It's the worm.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 2, 2004 3:13 AM PDT

Your copy of XP was not patched, and you didn't install a firewall so you will find that a stock XP will be infected within a few minutes of connecting to the internet.

Read http://support.gateway.com/s/issues/2-976684501.shtml and note there are many versions of this article.

In closing, you should order the SP2 CD so you don't have to download it.

Bob

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Re: It's the worm.
by Archangel / September 2, 2004 6:30 AM PDT
In reply to: It's the worm.

Thanks Bob, I appreciate the help.

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Re: System won't allow me to stay on the Internet.
by Lucio / September 2, 2004 3:45 AM PDT

Yes, it's so!

It's the Worm Sasser. Patch it and install an updated antivirus program before reconnect to Internet.

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Re: System won't allow me to stay on the Internet.
by Archangel / September 2, 2004 6:32 AM PDT

Thanks Lucio, I appreciate the help.

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