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Johnny Mullet

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#1 13 years ago

My Toolbox PC at work has got some issues! I recently discovered a "sasser worm" in the system by sending an error report to Microsoft when my PC kept shutting down. I did EVERYTHING Microsoft wanted me to do to rid the worm. The last step was to download and install a "Malicious program seeker" which turned up no problems. I do not think the problem was fixed though. My connection icon in the tray always shows constant activity (sasser worm floods internet) all the time. I ran SpyBot, AVG Virus scan, Adaware SE, etc, but no major problems found. I connect to the internet via MSN and it keeps locking up! My download speeds have dropped to 1kbps or less due to the flooding of the connection. My MSN will freeze up and when I close it, the program is not responding and I need to restart to stop it. I am trying to update Windows XP, but I spent an 8 hr work day trying to update with no progress! What the heck is going on here! PC specs................ Emachine 667IR Intel Celeron 667 CPU 256 RAM 40 gig hard-drive Nvidea GeForce FX 5200 vid card 56K Micromodem Windows XP Professional My workplace is going to allow me to hook into the cable network on Monday via D-Link USB network adapter that I bought today, but I still want to fix my PC! Any help would be appreciated. I know windows needs updated for a fact, but can't do it at 1kbps.




Shintsu

For the glory of Helghan

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#2 13 years ago

Well sad to say, using another non-infected computer is just about the only way you'll get that download any faster. Viruses are not my specialty so other than maybe running a Boot Virus Scanner, I dunno what else to tell ya :(




FN_lewrbm69

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#3 13 years ago

the goverment is watching you jsut you an how meany prossces do u have running in task manager?




Johnny Mullet

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#4 13 years ago

I think I got it beat! I did some research and found out that I need to delete what the sasser has left in the registry to make it start when the PC starts up! When I get hooked into the network, I will be sure to update Windows! I never knew that Windows had all these security issues! Got Linux?




Kilobyte

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#5 13 years ago
Mullet ManI never knew that Windows had all these security issues!

Yep.

Linux is not as easy to use, but atleast it is not as easy to get viruses.

The Windows Messenger program is autmatically started as a service. That service is the primary cause of pop-up ads, and can be used to infect Windows computers.

Also started as a service, is a program that allows other computers to connect to your computer, and edit your registry. Designed for Remote Assistance, it is a service that worries me.

My dad ran into the Sasser virus. That thing was as ugly, as it was hairy. The only way he could really get rid of it, was an online Virus scan. Trend Micro's HouseCall I believe.