Thread: Windows Virus
09-28-2004, 06:14 AM #1MattGuestWindows Virus
Stupid Windows got a virus again. "report Error" message popping up as I write this. PC cillin failed to fix infected file. Only quarritine. Broadband not that significant speed boast on PC, is on Mac (probably cause of virus.
How do I stop this virus? Probably reinstall.
09-28-2004, 06:24 AM #2MattGuest
How Dare It!!! It Gave Me 60 Seconds T O"save My Work" And The Computer Literally Restarted. What The .....
09-30-2004, 06:49 PM #3
Sounds like the Blaster Worm. Only way to really get rid of it is a reinstallation of windows. Hope this helps (if u havent got it fixed yet)
09-30-2004, 08:24 PM #4IcarusGuest
that's harsh. One thing you could do is buy a Mac...
09-30-2004, 08:38 PM #5vuschejanGuestOriginally Posted by Icarus
10-01-2004, 12:27 AM #6MattGuest
Yes I do. I also have a PC. I think its gone now. Maybe it will strike me again silently. Does anyone know how to get rid of it. Or do I have to re-install?
I was angry that day. VERY angry :p
10-01-2004, 04:17 AM #7
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- PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
No need to reinstall...
Check www.symantec.com they have removal tools for lots of viruses, and they definitely have a Blaster removal tool.
After the removal finished, it'll tell you to download a certain patch at MS, install that patch, and you're done...
There might be several tools for several revisions, just start with the most recent one.
10-01-2004, 06:25 AM #8MattGuest
10-02-2004, 05:31 AM #9MattGuest
Is it unsafe to book flights using credit card or is a worm just virus? It only shut down once and what I can see from the Worm it supposively is supposed to happen numerous. Maybe i'm safe now. I don't like playin g with settings, thats all Avalon
10-02-2004, 02:04 PM #10m1kGuest
I've got a worm before, and it SUCKS. Had to completely reinstall Windows. However, that was before I got a Mac.
10-02-2004, 02:47 PM #11
10-02-2004, 05:23 PM #12
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- PowerBook 12" Combo Drive/867 MHz/256 MB RAM/40 GB hard drive/Mac OS X 10.3.5/AirPort Extreme it sux
The Registry! It's indefensible! :rolleyes:
10-03-2004, 12:21 AM #13
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