crashing going onto internet - Urgent

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Tommy Glassford, Nov 9, 2003.

  1. I've had various problems with computers, this one i've had for a month and
    didn't have any problems until Friday when I connected and visited a site.
    Once i had loaded the site the computer crashed and rebooted. it didn't
    happen again but i updated my firewall with the latest free Zone Labs and i
    got the free anti-virus software AVG.

    After i had successfully installed them and had my drive successfully
    checked to be clear of viruses by AVG i connected again on the Saturday,
    last night. When I have loaded the site (and I have tried various sites) the
    computer closes and reboots, only this time it only reboots to the Welcome
    page of Windows XP and then crashes again and reboots and this is a cycle
    that I have let go on for five or more minutes on two occasions.

    I need urgent advice, this sounds like a virus, but the latest free download
    of AVG isn't finding anything on the computer. the problem is alright with
    connection to the internet using Outlook Express, it's only when I'm using
    Internet Explorer.

    Tommy Glassford, Nov 9, 2003
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  2. Tommy Glassford

    °Mike° Guest

    Just in case you are one of the few....

    Boot into Safe Mode and start your registry editor:
    Start / Run / regedit

    Navigate to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    +Software
    +Microsoft
    +Windows
    +CurrentVersion
    +Run

    In the right-hand pane, look for any entry/ies that include
    MSBLAST.EXE, PENIS32.EXE or TEEKIDS.EXE and
    DELETE it/them.
    These are the files associated with the different variants:
    Variant A - msblast.exe
    Variant B - penis32.exe
    Variant C - teekids.exe

    You just disabled the worm from running at startup, so boot into
    normal mode again, and turn off ALL system restores to purge
    your system.

    Open Windows Explorer to the ..\Windows\System32\ or
    ...\WinNT\System32\ folder and DELETE *any* of the
    files named above.

    Next, go to the ..\Windows\Prefetch\ or ..\WinNT\Prefetch\
    and find the reference to the above file/s (any reference will
    be similar to: <filename.exe>-<alphanumerics>.PF), for example,
    msblast.exe-0235D8H6.pf, and DELETE it/them.

    Now you can download and install the patch, configure your
    firewall and update your virus scanner.

    Virus Alert About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=826955

    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-026
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-026.asp

    What you should know about the Blaster worm
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp

    Windows RPC DCOM Buffer Overflow Remote Exploit (MS03-026)
    http://www.k-otik.com/exploits/07.25.winrpcdcom.c.php

    How to Use The KB 823980 Scanning Tool to Identify Host Computers
    That Do Not Have The 823980 Security Patch (MS03-026) Installed
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=826369

    W32.Blaster.Worm
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html

    W32.Blaster.B.Worm
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.b.worm.html

    W32.Blaster.C.Worm
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.c.worm.html

    W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool
    http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.removal.tool.html



    On Sun, 9 Nov 2003 14:26:46 -0000, in
    <Adsrb.5004$>
    Tommy Glassford scrawled:

    >I've had various problems with computers, this one i've had for a month and
    >didn't have any problems until Friday when I connected and visited a site.
    >Once i had loaded the site the computer crashed and rebooted. it didn't
    >happen again but i updated my firewall with the latest free Zone Labs and i
    >got the free anti-virus software AVG.
    >
    >After i had successfully installed them and had my drive successfully
    >checked to be clear of viruses by AVG i connected again on the Saturday,
    >last night. When I have loaded the site (and I have tried various sites) the
    >computer closes and reboots, only this time it only reboots to the Welcome
    >page of Windows XP and then crashes again and reboots and this is a cycle
    >that I have let go on for five or more minutes on two occasions.
    >
    >I need urgent advice, this sounds like a virus, but the latest free download
    >of AVG isn't finding anything on the computer. the problem is alright with
    >connection to the internet using Outlook Express, it's only when I'm using
    >Internet Explorer.
    >
    >
    >


    --
    Basic computer maintenance
    http://uk.geocities.com/personel44/maintenance.html
    °Mike°, Nov 9, 2003
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