FYI: New Virus Warning

  1. Just thought I'd share this info with you all, I hope all your computers are virus free

    As you may have heard on the news, many Internet users are experiencing problems with their computers shutting down abruptly. It is the result of a computer vulnerability and is being experienced by computer users around the world. It is due to a computer worm that scans computers checking to see if a setting on your computer, port 135, is open. If so, the worm takes advantage of the computer and shuts it down.

    If your computer has not been infected, you should go to one of the web sites shown below to update your anti-virus software or install a patch to prevent infection.

    Here is an update from Symantec:
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com...ster.worm.html

    Here is an update from McAfee:
    http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/defau...virus_k=100547

    Here is a Microsoft bulletin regarding this vulnerability:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/se...s/ms03-026.asp

    For more information, please refer to this article in USA Today:
    http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/co...-lovesan_x.htm

    If your computer becomes infected and shuts itself down, you will need to contact your computer dealer or support provider for assistance.
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Well, a day late and a dollar short but thanks for the belated warning.......*rueful laugh* I am now off to up date my antivirus and rescan my system as it has been shut down 3 times today by what appears to be this very thing.
  4. by   Rustyhammer
    I had to download the fix from my antivirus program and the patch from Microsoft but I think I nipped it.
    -Russell
  5. by   Ted
    So far, so good! (Keeping finger's crossed!)

    I went to the Microsoft website to download the patch. It took forever to get there! There must have been a gazillion people downloading this baby around the same time!
  6. by   Danamegg
    All government offices' computers and some private companies are down around here due to the worm.
  7. by   nowplayingEDRN
    well, I upgraded my antivirus, scanned and removed the bug and then downloaded and installed the patch.....and then my antivirus tells me it's still on my system but when I scan it is not there and now I am stumped all to hell about how to go about and find this darned thing. And silly ol' me forgot to write the ENTIRE file down that the antivirus said had the bug. Gonna try and new approach tomorrow to try and fix it.....will get home too late to play with it tonight.
  8. by   gwenith
    I got into the WORST mess EVER!!! Long story short ended up in a reboot loop and could not even START the computer. AAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!

    They had to reformat the hard drive and reload windows!!!

    Tell me once you are in "safe mode" how do you get out again???
  9. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Well between the Microsoft patch, AVG antivirus corporate edition and the Stinger program from McAaffe(sp) we are LovSan free and hopefully will stay that way.

    Can't answer that with out the computer manual for the version of Windows you are running, Gwenith.....usually you can fix the trouble you are having in safe mode then reboot and regular windows should work fine....unless you have to reinstall something (computer gurus please correct me if I am wrong).

    Good luck with y our mess....I feel for you as I have been there before.

    Christie
  10. by   Brownms46
    Originally posted by gwenith
    I got into the WORST mess EVER!!! Long story short ended up in a reboot loop and could not even START the computer. AAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!

    They had to reformat the hard drive and reload windows!!!

    Tell me once you are in "safe mode" how do you get out again???

    No you're quite correct UntamedSpirit. gwenith you just reboot, but I'm sure you found that out by now

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