Re: Blaster virus - no start menu
From: David H. Lipman (DLipman~nospam~_at_Verizon.Net)
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2004 16:47:22 -0500
If and when you get the shutdown message...
Go to; Start --> Run
enter; shutdown -a
This will halt the shutdown and give you a chance to Download the McAfee worm removal tool,
Stinger: http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ or the Microsoft Lovsan/Blaster and Nachi/Welchia
and install the following patch for the RPC/RPCSS Buffer Overflow Vulnerability that is
addressed by Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-39 http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=824146
Please read: http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp
You also need a FireWall. If you don't patch the PC and not use a FireWall then you will
just be re-infected.
I also suggest the installation of *ALL* MS Critical Updates ASAP.
If you post to UseNet with your TRUE, not a munged, email address then you have invited the
Swen Internet worm [aka; W32/Gibe-F] to visit you.
The Swen is news spelled backwards. The reason it is called this is because the Swen worm
harvests email addresses from UseNet News Groups. It has an engine that allows it to post
itself to UseNet News Groups as well as it has its own email engine. From the list of
email addresses that it has harvested, it will then email itself to those addresses.
"Julie" <d e w c h u c h @n tlworld.com> wrote in message
| We have just been reinfected with the blaster virus. I'm
| downloading the patch from my universities computers to go
| home later and fix it.
| All of the fix instructions refer to using the start
| button but the start menu is not accessible.
| I've downloaded the following to disk:
| What should I do when we get to our computer with this,
| considering the start menu is not available.
| Oh, and we have Windows XP