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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 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.


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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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