Older virus?

  Rufus Tanner 15:24 18 Oct 2005

After re-loading an early copy of Windows XP on a friend's PC, It seems to have contracted a virus as soon as I went on the web. It just comes up warning the PC will shut down in sixty seconds. There doesn't seem to be any .exe files listed, just the words NT System/Administration (I think). Any ideas what it is?
Many Thanks.

  DrScott 15:33 18 Oct 2005

Sounds like the blaster worm that infected svchost.exe - tends to cause machines to shutdown without any real explanation, only a 60 second warning...

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Alternatively the microsoft windows website has lots of information on patches and ridding yourself of this worm.

  splork 15:35 18 Oct 2005

Sasser or MSBlast or whatever other names it came under - when the shutdown box appears go to start menu/run and type shutdown -a

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and download the Microsoft patch

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and run it while offline

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