Patching Suggestion

  Jester2K II 09:51 12 Aug 2003

We are getting a lot of Remote Procedure Call errors this am. This looks like its due to a virus called W32/Lovsan.worm, W32.Blaster.Worm, WORM_MSBLAST.A, Win32.Poza, Worm/Lovsan.A click here

Can i suggest that everyone checks they have the following patch here

I know there will be one or two who say "I never patch and i don't get viruses etc" Well the 4 or 5 people who caught the virus this am didn't patch either.....

Also be aware -

After August 15 the worm will launch a distributed denial-of-service attack on

Also it doesn't spread via e-mail...

  Jester2K II 10:06 12 Aug 2003

Oh and those that are affected seem to only be able to surf the net for a few minutes so they can't get AV updates or patches downloaded...

  Jester2K II 11:09 12 Aug 2003


  livewire 11:49 12 Aug 2003

I surpose Virus definitions will do.

  Jester2K II 11:53 12 Aug 2003

True, but then what if a variant of the virus comes out and you get affected before the Virus Definition comes out?

  alcudia 12:42 12 Aug 2003

Am I right in thinking that this does not apply to systems running 98 or ME. ie only NTFS file systems.

  Jester2K II 12:49 12 Aug 2003

Not NTFS related

Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows NT® 4.0
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Services Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server? 2003

Not Affected Software:

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition

  Ben Avery 12:52 12 Aug 2003

I like the hidden message! ;o)


  alcudia 13:01 12 Aug 2003

Thanks Jester 2K II. I have patched my XP machine and will not worry about the one running me

  Jester2K II 13:25 12 Aug 2003

.... you know you want to.

Before someone tells you not to bother....

  BurrWalnut 14:50 12 Aug 2003

Not so easy as "just do it".

I've just spoken to my son who can't stay on longer than a few seconds.

Reading other threads I've downloaded stinger.exe (I'm Win98) to a floppy. My question is can he boot from my 98 boot floppy then put in the stinger floppy and run it?

Thank you.

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