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How do I know my PC is infected by the Blaster virus?

Symptoms: Your PC constantly reboots, or reboots unexpectedly every couple of minutes you access the Internet. You receive error messages about failures caused by the svchost.exe file. You get an error message about RPC service failure. You may also find the files, Msblast.exe, Teekids.exe or Penis32.exe in your Windows system directory, usually in the folder C:WindowsSystems32. Solutions: To regain access to the Internet, find and rename the TFTP file in the above folder. Also check the dllcache subfolder in the above path. Visit antivirus.com or kaspersky.com for free removal utilities and instructions. Install ZoneAlarm, available from cnet.com/downloads, and secure ports 69, 135, and 4444, which are used by the virus. The most important step: Download the Microsoft patch to eliminate the DCOM RPC vulnerability else your PC is still in danger. You can also get a link to it from the kaspersky site.

india Updated: Dec 10, 2003 22:15 IST
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Symptoms: Your PC constantly reboots, or reboots unexpectedly every couple of minutes you access the Internet. You receive error messages about failures caused by the svchost.exe file. You get an error message about RPC service failure. You may also find the files, Msblast.exe, Teekids.exe or Penis32.exe in your Windows system directory, usually in the folder C:WindowsSystems32.

Solutions: To regain access to the Internet, find and rename the TFTP file in the above folder. Also check the dllcache subfolder in the above path. Visit antivirus.com or kaspersky.com for free removal utilities and instructions. Install ZoneAlarm, available from cnet.com/downloads, and secure ports 69, 135, and 4444, which are used by the virus.

The most important step: Download the Microsoft patch to eliminate the DCOM RPC vulnerability else your PC is still in danger. You can also get a link to it from the kaspersky site.

First Published: Dec 10, 2003 17:04 IST