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Old Nov 04, 2003, 12:29 AM
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Dear all,

Important information for all Internet users

You may have read recently that a number of computer viruses including as MSBlast and Welchia are affecting computers with Microsoft Windows Operating systems. Known effects of these viruses include causing computers to restart repeatedly or slow Internet connections. MSBlast and Welchia are types of virus known as "worms" which do not appear to cause permanent damage but are a threat to be taken seriously.

like to offer you this advice on how to protect your computer or how to remove the virus, if you have been affected.

Which computer operating systems are affected?
Users of the following operating systems could be affected: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows NT 4.0.
- but using Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME are not affected.

What is the name of these viruses?

The "W32.Blaster.Worm" is also known as W32/Lovsan.worm, WORM_MSBLAST.A, Win32.Posa.Worm.
The Welchia worm is also know as ... W32/Nachi.Worm. W32/MSBLAST.D or Lovsan.D

How do you know if your computer has the virus?

The most common symptom of the MSBlast virus is that your computer will restart every few minutes, without your input. You will usually see a countdown timer advising you that your computer will restart in 60 seconds. You may also find that a file called msblast.exe has been created in your computer's WINDOWS SYSTEM32 directory.

The most common symptom of the Welchia virus is a slow Internet connection. This may appear as problems with the network, but could really be down to your computer being infected.

How do you avoid getting the virus?

Firstly, you should ensure that you install a Firewall application and anti virus software on your computer. A Firewall prevents unauthorised access to your computer and will prevent attack from viruses. Anti-virus software will protect your from viruses as long as you keep it up to date with the latest updates. Microsoft XP comes equipped with a Firewall - or you can download and install a free Firewall from www.ntlworld.com/zonealarm.

Users of the operating systems listed above, in the section 'Which computer operating systems are affected?' should update their software with the patches supplied at ********homepage.ntlworld.com/virus.outbreak

By following the instructions on this page, you can not only protect your computer from these types of virus, but also remove the Welchia or MSBlast viruses from your computer if you were infected.

Yours sincerely, + have a nice day

[ps- a mod could make this a sticky topic if they want]
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Old Nov 04, 2003, 12:30 PM
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hi m8
have you any info on this WORM_AGOBOT.BF
picked it up a couple of days back and can not shift it.
it's knocked my norton out and also blocks e mail from time to time
have read a solution on the trend site but it's a bit over my head.
need a simpletons way!

cheers.
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Old Nov 04, 2003, 10:31 PM
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Do you mean W32.HLLW.Gaobot.BF? Also what operating system are you running?
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 01:39 PM
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im running xp pro
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 02:21 PM
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Click Start.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Select "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives"
Click Apply.
Click Yes.
Click OK.

Update your virus definitions.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete once.
Click Task Manager.
Click the Processes tab.
Scroll through the list and look for wincrt32.exe.
If you find the file, click it, and then click End Process.
Exit the Task Manager.

Run a full system scan with your antivirus software and delete anything that is found.

Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)
Type regedit
Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)
Go to File, then Export... on the menu bar.
Choose a name and location for the file and click save.
On the menu bar, click Edit, then Find...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run
Click Find Next.
In the right window, delete the value: "Configuration Loader"="%System%\wincrt32.exe"

On the menu bar, click Edit, then Find...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\RunServices
Click Find Next.
In the right window, delete the value:
"Configuration Loader"="%System%\wincrt32.exe"
Exit the Registry Editor.

Then Click Start.
Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
Click the System Restore tab.
Clear the "Turn off System Restore" or "Turn off System Restore on all drives" check box.
Click Apply, and then click OK.
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Old Nov 05, 2003, 02:26 PM
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cheers for that elaine.....but.
when i try and shut down system restore it tell's me there was an error
trying to enable/disable one or more drives?
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