My computer used to keep crashing when I connected to the internet after approximately 5 minutes the following problem would occur "MS Blast error message and shut down after 1 minute". I have checked on the processes tab and cannot find MS Blast.exe, which I understand is where I would find it if the virus was on the computer.
I have loaded the patch onto Windows XP, and installed the virus remover to get rid of MSBlast and since this action I have never detected the virus on my computer. I have recently enabled my firewall to 'filter', since doing this the computer no longer crashes but McAfee anti-virus continually intercepts 'port scan attacks'. Does anyone know if this is still related to MSBlast still being on my PC?
I would say that if your firewall didn?t intercept port scan attacks it would not be doing its job. Your AV is the one to detect any virus. I have Norton professional 2003 AV & firewall and keep it updated regularly. I would be unhappy if it did not detect an attack now and again.
there is a patch and fix avalable from microsoft for exactly this virus. i wouldnt get too humpy about it though, i got hit twice while registering my new boroadband connection and i hadnt even finished connecting, its that easy to pick it up