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Old Aug 13, 2003, 02:40 PM
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[B]Okay, I just got ahold of this info today.

Once you are infected it blocks you from going to windows update, installing the patch, or updating you windows definitions. [/B]
That is incorrect.

From what I understand, some part of the virus contacts the Windows Update site through the internet connection (hence the inability to hang up whilst the computer is preparing to shut down) and performs a DoS attack stopping almost anyone from getting the patch.

The patch CAN still be run with the MSBlast virus installed and the virus definitions can most definatly be updated as thats one way of ridding your system of the virus (Or it was before Symantec released the cleaner).

And once the patch is installed and you are sure you are clear of the virus, there is no need to block those port numbers, especially if you run any form of web or email server as they are ports associated with those. If you have not been affected yet by the hack attempt, STILL INSTALL THE PATCH! It is still a mjor security hole in the Windows NT code and you dont need to worry about port blocking.

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Old Aug 13, 2003, 07:56 PM
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Oops, well im partially correct, it still blocks you from accessing windowsupdate.com. You can still install the patch just not be able to access the site. An easy way to get around this restriction is use the task manager and close msblast.exe
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Old Aug 14, 2003, 05:05 AM
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I cannot download this patch... why not??? By the way... which one do i need for XP Home?
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Old Aug 14, 2003, 06:20 AM
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 09:29 AM
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Well, as always this thread was very helpful. Thanks for making it sticky.
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Old Aug 15, 2003, 08:28 PM
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The r 5 new variant this will take them out

ftp://ftp.f-secure.com/anti-virus/tools/f-lovsan.zip

it better than the norton one.
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