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msblast..anybody else get it?(2 posts)

msblast..anybody else get it?4bykn
Aug 16, 2003 2:17 PM
This Monday(8/11) I somehow contracted the msblast virus. A persistent little bugger. I got rid of it, and then before I could get my virus software updated I'd be re-infected. I spent hours downlaoding the update in small pieces. I then called my support guy (my brother) and he clued me in to the fact that XP has a built in firewall, but it is by default not active! WTF! What a waste of three days messing with this bug. If you didnt get it it went like this: Everything seems fine, 'til I went on-line(dial-up). within a minute or so a message would come up that my computer was being shut down, by nt authority\system, with a 60 second clock counting down. At the 60 second mark, windows would shut down and re-boot. I figured out how to delete it, but when connecting to the internet(to get the latest anti-virus) I'd be re-infected. What a headache.
Yup, same thing. Downloaded the patch yesterday. nmsn69
Aug 16, 2003 3:35 PM