My brother runs XP-Pro. Like a first class prat he had no virus protection on his system and he appears to have picked up a virus.
The problem is in connecting to the internet. A connection is allowed but then, after appx. 10 seconds the following message appears: "The computer needs to restart due to the connection being cancelled by NT Authority/SYSTEM.
I put Norton AV on his machine and did a check but it showed clear for virii. I got the obvious "live update" message from Norton but the update cannot be done because of the internet problem.
I suspect that he has been infected with a "new" virus, i.e. one that as appeared since my version of Norton, which is System Works 2001 Pro. I suspect this because of the virus scan showing clear.
Does anyone have any idea what NT Authority/SYSTEM is, where it can be found and how to solve this problem? I have searched for any file labelled as above but cannot find it for him.
Never having run XP I am limited in what I can do for him short of the above, but without the internet connection we seem stumped to get an update or a website that will identify and clear the virus.
To stop the blaster worm getting into your system agan and again, so that you have enough time to remove it and get the Windows update that stops it - simply activate the WinXP firewall on your internet connection.