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Clefo
08-11-2003, 05:36 PM
I keep getting this error message that keeps shuttung down my computer for no ****ing reason! It says "Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call(RPC) service terminated unexpectedly" What the hell?

Oh, and any replies to this thread BETTER be helpful, not just random commenting *coughKrkodecough*

Zygomaticus
08-11-2003, 06:03 PM
Hi Clefo! Nice weather today. :)

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Random commenting aside, I've always found it rather useful to copy-paste an error that the computer gives me, into google. That way, you're likely to come across some microsoft help website, or something similar. I hope doing that will help you.

Sherack Nhar
08-12-2003, 01:21 AM
Okay I've gotten four reports of people having that problem today alone. I found out that it seems to happen to people who do not update windows. So please, EVERYONE WHO READS THIS...

RUN WINDOWS UPDATE NOW. All you have to do is to open Internet Explorer and click Tools===> Windows Update. Then follow the instructions. Please, everyone should do this NOW. It appears that the only fix for this bug so far is to reformat the hard drive entirely. So don't take any chances!

Sherack Nhar
08-12-2003, 02:07 AM
Double posting time, I think it's important enough to bump this.

Would you look at that... http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.html

After seeing a post from Gabe (of Penny Arcade fame) about his computer being infected by Mblast I decided to research it in the Symantec database... I came up with the above link. Looks like there is a fix!

Delphi's Clone
08-12-2003, 05:04 AM
Yup notorn win doctor could very well do the trick but than again your video card might be burnt out check for crusty bubles :p

Well more to be Arghh about your good freind Delphi is here to help you :cool:


you might also have a nasty virus :eek: i tell ya kazzaa dose it :p

STTCT
08-12-2003, 08:32 AM
My entire company was attacked today with a "worm" virus. They had to do the windows update. It seemingly fixed everything.

Havoc Stryphe
08-12-2003, 10:52 AM
Yeah, Clefo, Sherack called it. It's the MBlast Worm. It uses the RPC(Remote Procedure Call) process as it "commandeers" your computer. Download the fix, you should be ok.

another_trooper
08-12-2003, 11:32 PM
Oddly enough, its immidiatly after I read this thread that I got the virus. Thankfully, after a couple tries, I manage to download the fix for it. Thx Sherack for the fix. . .

*looks at Sherack suspiciously*:¬:

*walks away from thread slowly*

*updates windows and praises lf for solution*

swphreak
08-12-2003, 11:40 PM
So if I've updated Windows and made sure my virus scanner is up to date, I should be fine?

Boba Rhett
08-13-2003, 01:05 AM
If you have downloaded all the latest windows updates you should be fine n' dandy.

Darth Homer
08-13-2003, 02:47 AM
Don't even get me started on this...whoops, too late...work today...I do tech support for those who don't know/forgotten...Food lion (east coast grocery store chain), you'd think they'd have pretty good protection against this....nooooope...worms all over the place...and being that I've just been put on second shift, it was even worse...pretty much every store was calling in & there were 3 of us...

oh, and I didn't have any supper until 11:30...I normally eat at 6:30...went to Wendy's and wolfed down a triple burger...lots of fun today...if you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go bang my head against the wall...

WolfmanNCSU
08-13-2003, 03:51 PM
Yeah, we just like everyone else got nailed with the virus. Took care of them all with minimum damage to any of our systems. Whoo hoo.

You can find out all about the virus here

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.b.worm.html

And for those of you worried about if you are affected, then grab the removal tool here

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.removal.tool.html

another_trooper
08-13-2003, 11:07 PM
Arg, finally done with this stupid virus.
I had to remove it 4 times (45mins each time!!)
If it pops out again, I'm gonna punch something very hard :mad: :mad:

Clefo
08-14-2003, 12:20 AM
Its not as deadly as other virii, but damn is it annoying as ****.

jediduo
08-14-2003, 01:47 AM
My Dad works at a major communications place here in town, and they got it day before yesterday. The whole office was mayhem.

Heavyarms
08-14-2003, 10:56 AM
*laughs* HAHA, I have MS 98, doesn't effect me!
*laughs at pathetic clefo*
You didn't know that there has been a update available for about a month and that MS nwe this was a problem! Idiot, you are!

jediduo
08-15-2003, 01:49 AM
*throws keyboard at Heavyarms* Shut up, man....

Sherack Nhar
08-15-2003, 03:11 AM
Originally posted by «KĀ» Heavyarms
*laughs* HAHA, I have MS 98 :lol: How someone can *still* be proud of owning such an old OS is totally beyond me... It's not like Win98 is totally impervious to any virus attacks.

Niwid
08-15-2003, 03:32 AM
hey, i still use 98! are you trying to mock me and my outdated and obosolete software? oh, you are.....well laugh all you want, hell i'm still running a 450.....quite pathetic...but i somehow managed to get warcraft 3 to run on my piece of ****....at least i wasn't affected by this worm like the rest of you...

98 forever!! (or until i finally get a new comp, whichever comes first)

Darth Homer
08-16-2003, 12:35 AM
actually, win 98 is one of the most stable OS's microsoft has released...Win 2000 is another one, XP is good as well, though Pro is better then Home, windows ME was horrible, though it works ok once you patch it up

darthfergie
08-16-2003, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by Darth Homer
windows ME was horrible, though it works ok once you patch it up

<_<
>_>

If you call the blue screen of death appearing every 3 days or so "Ok" then we've got some low standards here. ME drove me absolutely insane, so I switched to XP and havn't had a single crash yet! :)

lukeiamyourdad
08-16-2003, 07:57 PM
Am I the only one in the world who never had problems with ME?

Darth Homer
08-17-2003, 12:09 AM
Originally posted by lukeiamyourdad
Am I the only one in the world who never had problems with ME?

Yes, I think you are...

:D

edlib
08-17-2003, 12:25 AM
No. I ran ME for over 2 years with very little trouble. It crashed a lot less than 98SE did on the same hardware.

Now I'm on XP Pro and it's the most stable MS OS I've ever used. Nary a bluescreen, crash, or lockup since I installed it in Jan. It's a lot faster too.
I like.

But ME was fine for me. Occasional crashes/ BSODs (maybe once every couple of months) and rare software/ driver wierdness,.. but I never knew what all the hate towards this OS was about either.