sasser again

  highside 18:40 15 Feb 2005

Need help again from you clever people.
Does this sound like a sasser worm to you?

My friend installed BT Basic B.Band it seemed OK and connection was made, at least to BT with two flashing PC icons at bottom of screen, BUT then a sixty second timer menu appeared and PC shut down. Restarted OK no further shutdowns or obvious problems but despite an internet connection it is not possible to reach any web sites. Always see "Unable to reach server" and "Page cannot be displayed" (windows XP)

Rang BT- they said it is due to a sasser worm.

If it is could I download McAfee Avert Stinger on to a floppy via my PC and somehow execute it on to his PC ?

2) In this context what does "shutdown -a" do?
Is it for a PC which keeps shuting down? I saw the expression on this site.

Obviously its a pain not being able to get his PC online so as to download removal toolsspyware etc so any advice gratefully received.

  VoG II 18:42 15 Feb 2005

Yes you can run stinger off a floppy - write protect it before putting into the infected machine.

shutdown -a will stop it from shutting down.

  highside 11:45 16 Feb 2005

Thanks VoG floppy created OK

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