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Old Nov 17, 2003, 07:07 PM
Joe H Joe H is offline
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Unhappy Windows Update

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I have just installed a new hard drive and installed windows xp and when I go to windows update to update xp I get the welchia worm installed on my system. All I have done before I go to windows update is install drivers etc then norton 2004 and when i go to windows update it starts to install service pack 1a then norton pops up saying my system is infected with welchia worm. I have removed it using the removal tool from symantec but surely microsoft would not allow the virus in their updates!!!!
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 07:15 PM
QWERTY QWERTY is offline
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The worm infection isn't coming from Windows Update, you can get it while visiting any website. You only have to be connected to the internet to get the worm.

If you don't already have other firewall software, temporarially turn on Windows XP's built-in firewall. That will allow you time to get online to install all necessary updates and other software without getting re-infected.
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