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legameboy
08-12-2003, 11:14 PM
In recent events I discovered the MSB worm on my computer I looked this up and it is very severe. Millions of computers have been infected with the MSBlast.exe worm. I will tell you how to check and see if you have it and how to get rid of it. Please do this A.S.A.P.! If you have a firewall you were probobly not infacted, but just to make sure, do steps 1-3. What's so bad about this virus? It makes your computer a "zombie". On the 16th, this virus will trigger all of the computers that are infected to demand data from http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ (your valuable Windows security update site), shutting it down. This virus also is known to wipeout files you have and shut down your computer without warning. And again, I plead to you to do all of the steps BEFORE the 16th.

1. Run the program "Run".
2. Enter "msconfig" and press enter.
3. Click on the last tab
4. If you see anything with "msblast" in it, go to: http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster.worm.removal.tool.html
5. Install and run the program.
6. After you have found and removed the worm with that program, go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ and get the latest security update.
7. Relax, your computer is fine now.

Your warning advisor,
Paul Levi (legameboy) Miller

Tesla
08-12-2003, 11:19 PM
Thanks legameboy for the warning :)
Thank god i have Firewall :)
I hope no one has been infected :(

Arreat
08-12-2003, 11:21 PM
Do you know HOW to get it? Because I want to prevent taht from happening in the next 4 days.

legameboy
08-12-2003, 11:24 PM
You just get it, its not an attachment, its just data that goes to your I.P. address. If you don't have a firewall, keep checkin' to make sure you don't have it.

As for preventing it though, I'm sure if you go to http://www.windowsupdate.com , there will be an update to protect your computer from getting it.

The Cheat
08-12-2003, 11:34 PM
thanks for the warning, my computer is clean:)

El Sitherino
08-13-2003, 12:17 AM
just because you have a firewall doesn't mean you are safe. People with firewalls have gotten infected also. I suggest you read news articles and the like.

legameboy
08-13-2003, 12:28 AM
And that's why I said check anyway if you have a firewall. I know that the firewalls didn't stop all of the worms from getting in. I also read about 3 news articles about this too.

ZBomber
08-13-2003, 12:28 AM
I'm scanning. Katarn told me about it. I got a Firewall, so I have a good chance of not having it....

legameboy
08-13-2003, 12:35 AM
Good that you all are actually paying attention to me. I'm just trying to help you all out. :D

ZBomber
08-13-2003, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by legameboy
Good that you all are actually paying attention to me. I'm just trying to help you all out. :D

Its appreciated, becuase I don't have it. ;)

legameboy
08-13-2003, 12:43 AM
Thank you, shall we move this conversation onto an instant messenger so we don't spam anymore? :D

Back on topic: I wish you all good luck. ;)

ZBomber
08-13-2003, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by legameboy
Thank you, shall we move this conversation onto an instant messenger so we don't spam anymore? :D

Back on topic: I wish you all good luck. ;)

Its not conversation, I was just stating that my PC didn't have it, and I appreciate that you posted this. :)

El Sitherino
08-13-2003, 12:56 AM
i don't we already had a thread on this subject.
the thread (http://www.lucasforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=108496)

Kain
08-13-2003, 12:56 AM
WOOHOO!! I'm clean! That and I delete all my cookies all the time, I don't keep any kind of information on my computer whatsoever. The only thing that'd piss me off is if I lost all my Zim episodes...that'd be like 50 days(and I mean 50 24hour spans of waiting) worth of downloading gone...just thinking about it makes me want to cry...

THANK YOU LEGAMEBOY!!!

El Sitherino
08-13-2003, 01:00 AM
why thank him? he's just recycling information given in the thread I just linked to.

legameboy
08-13-2003, 01:11 AM
Sorry, I thought that thread was about something else. Go easy on me ok? I thought this hadn't been posted before, and I was only trying to help out. :(

Your welcome MydnightPsion. I'm glad you were able to read about this in time. :)

Acrylic
08-13-2003, 01:20 AM
Well, I dont have MSBlast, Though, I do have something called wcmdgrl...And I dont know what it is, and I also have something called Logi_Mwx...dunno what that is too. Any help?

legameboy
08-13-2003, 01:21 AM
You can always update your virus scanner and then scan your system. :)

Neverhoodian
08-13-2003, 01:21 AM
Thanks for the info, legameboy. Our computer crashed recently, and I don't want it to happen again!

Elegy
08-13-2003, 01:31 AM
I've also been told if you're running Win98, you're safe. Hey, kinda like the last worm that was floating around. Thank god my cheap ass never upgraded to XP or 2000.

Of course, just to be on the safe side I looked anyways.

legameboy
08-13-2003, 01:35 AM
Hehe, strange in'nit? I miss good ol' Windows 98, but I have really gotten to like Windows XP. :cool:

BongoBob
08-13-2003, 04:31 AM
Thank god that I don't have it on my computer:)

Shotokan
08-13-2003, 06:35 AM
Man when I looked to see if I had it, I was so nervous about actually FINDING it... But thank goodness... I'M CLEAN!

BCanr2d2
08-13-2003, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Acrylic
Well, I dont have MSBlast, Though, I do have something called wcmdgrl...And I dont know what it is, and I also have something called Logi_Mwx...dunno what that is too. Any help?

Do you have any Logitech stuff, like a logitech mouse?? That's what I assume logi_mwx is. As for wcmdmgrl, it's the automatic windows update manager running in the back ground.


As for this worm, it is exploiting a known bug that had a security update issued 2-3 weeks ago. Whilst I do not live in the US, your homeland security guy made an announcement about it. So, I don't understand how so many people have been so slack in updating their PC's.

No one can blame MS on this one, they warned people quite some time ago...

Yeah, it is only a problem with Windows NT, 2000 and XP, since they are all based on the original NT kernel. Not nice to know it's taken 8-10 years to see this a security risk.

Oh, Mac's and Linux/Unix have the same kinds of bugs floating around, but they make up less than 3% of the user base, so it doesn't cause the same kind of problem.... It's not a good target to only annoy 3%....

Side
08-13-2003, 10:34 AM
good thing i never open my e-mail,im probly loaded with pr0n stuff in my e-mail hahah

KBell
08-13-2003, 12:33 PM
I thought it only infected Windows 2000 operating systems?


Is that true?

BCanr2d2
08-13-2003, 12:38 PM
Nope, any NT based system that doesn't have the patch on this link MS Patch to stop this worm (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-026.asp)

Not too sure if NT can get it, but it definitely does XP and 2000 - they are almost identical except for some minor things.