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User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Hi guys,

Knowing that there are several IT specialists here I'm hoping for some answers.

I've got a little problem with the computer virus which has been on the news over the past couple of days. Nothing really nasty, but about 5 minutes after you log on, a window pops us saying that your system will reboot in one minute.

There is a patch for this on the Windows Update site. But on the infected PC, it has an old-fashioned analog modem and there is no time to download the patch before the reboot happens.

I have 2 PCs at home - the one that I am using now, which is constantly updated and has all the patches, and the other one which is infected, which only gets used occasionally.

My question: Is there a way I can download the patch on this computer, put it on a CD-ROM, and run it on the other PC? I expect this will take a whole lot less time and would allow the patch to slip in before the reboot happens.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?



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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 27
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Having encountered the same problem two days ago, I can assure you from my personal experience that you can do that. The file is less than 1 Mb, so it fits on a floppy disk without any problem.

I'll repost the link (works only for English versions of XP, but you'll find it easily on microsoft server if you have a foreign version)


Hope this helps.

If you want to thank me, well, I've got a few unscreened pictures in the queue, so... a direct accept would be cool  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Lovsan loves you.

Ok here we go:

As soon as the window "Windows is gonna shut down in XX seconds" pops up, click on Start, then Run (Don't know the exact English names.), type "shutdown -a" and click on OK. Now your computer won't shutdown.

Now download this tool:


Download the tool and execute it. It will remove the virus from your computer.

Now you need to download the fix from Microsoft:

Go to http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.aspx?displaylang=en.

If you have Windows XP, download: "Blaster Worm: Critical Security Patch for Windows XP". Make sure to select the correct language.

if you have Windows 2000, download: "Blaster Worm: Critical Security Patch for Windows 2000". Correct language, as above.

Download it and install it.

Now you're fine. However, I would suggest you to use a AntiVirus Program and at least a Personal Firewall. PFs are not the best solution, but they are enough for daily use of the PC in most cases.

You can get a good free virus scanner at http://www.antivir.de.

For an easy-to-use freeware Personal Firewall, go to http://www.zonelabs.com

Hope this helps.

PS: I hate Microsoft. Had to edit this post 3 times until I got the links wrong with their damn asp.

[Edited 2003-08-14 15:24:59]

User currently offlineCfalk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

Problem solved.

Thanks a million guys.


User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Same here, thanks guys!!!

I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

My only recommendation is that you run the Microsoft patch before you run the worm blaster .exe. If you do it the other way around, you risk re-infection before you get the hole plugged.

User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

I had this aswell, all fixed via the windows update tool though, I never used it before, now I do  Big grin


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