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    Unhappy

    After all the talk about the April Fools scare, I decided to try to install this security patch from microsoft....easy enough...right? WRONG! What have I done to my computer? Now all I have is this blue screen telling me windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer!

    Can someone please help explain to me what I did wrong or better yet tell me how to just get back to what I had before. I think I'd rather take my chances!
    This is making me crazy....

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    You mention "this security patch from microsoft" - which one do you mean exactly?
    And how did you get the patch? Was it offered by automatic updates, or did you visit the Microsoft Update website, or did you download it from a specific site (which?)

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    [quote name='HansV' post='768874' date='02-Apr-2009 10:53']Welcome to the Lounge!

    You mention "this security patch from microsoft" - which one do you mean exactly?
    And how did you get the patch? Was it offered by automatic updates, or did you visit the Microsoft Update website, or did you download it from a specific site (which?)[/quote]

    First I went to AVG. They said you had to download and in stall the patch (which could be obtained from microsoft internet pages) So I went there. Microsoft done some updates, then I went back to AVG. Started doing exactly as they had listed, restarted my computed and BAM.......NO COMPUTER!

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    [quote name='jsd' post='768880' date='02-Apr-2009 11:14']First I went to AVG. They said you had to download and in stall the patch (which could be obtained from microsoft internet pages) So I went there. Microsoft done some updates, then I went back to AVG. Started doing exactly as they had listed, restarted my computed and BAM.......NO COMPUTER![/quote]


    Does Worm/Lovsan sound right? I mean as far as which patch.

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    Are these the instructions you followed ???

    "The main method of infecting computers used by this virus is a security vulnerability in Windows operating systems, which is described in MS Security Bulletin MS08-67 released on October 23, 2008 (including links for respective Windows update files). Apart from using this security vulnerability, the virus spreads also across local networks by attacking weak passwords for shared folders, and using the Autorun function on removable devices.

    To protect against the virus, it is necessary to install the mentioned Windows update and make sure your AVG is fully up-to-date. In case your computer is infected by this virus, it may not be possible to update your AVG correctly. In order to allow correct AVG update, please proceed as follows:

    Open Start -> Run.
    Type 'cmd'.
    In the opened command line windows type the following command and press Enter:
    net stop dnscache
    It will be possible to update your AVG now. Once updated, run an AVG scan to remove the infection:
    AVG -> Computer Scanner -> Scan whole computer
    When the scan is finished, please restart your computer."
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    I'm confused - W32/Lovsan is one of the names of the notorious "Blaster" worm that caused widespread damage in August, 2003, more than five and a half years ago. Any up-to-date version of Windows should be immune to this worm.

    Which service pack of Windows XP do you have - none, SP1, SP2 or SP3?

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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='768882' date='02-Apr-2009 11:24']Are these the instructions you followed ???

    "The main method of infecting computers used by this virus is a security vulnerability in Windows operating systems, which is described in MS Security Bulletin MS08-67 released on October 23, 2008 (including links for respective Windows update files). Apart from using this security vulnerability, the virus spreads also across local networks by attacking weak passwords for shared folders, and using the Autorun function on removable devices.

    To protect against the virus, it is necessary to install the mentioned Windows update and make sure your AVG is fully up-to-date. In case your computer is infected by this virus, it may not be possible to update your AVG correctly. In order to allow correct AVG update, please proceed as follows:

    Open Start -> Run.
    Type 'cmd'.
    In the opened command line windows type the following command and press Enter:
    net stop dnscache
    It will be possible to update your AVG now. Once updated, run an AVG scan to remove the infection:
    AVG -> Computer Scanner -> Scan whole computer
    When the scan is finished, please restart your computer."[/quote]
    I can't do anything on my computer. I have this blue screen that I can't get past telling me that windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer.

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    Have you tried starting it in Safe Mode ???
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    Worm/Lovsan
    When the timeout message appears that you will be disconnected in some time period, please click on START button -> RUN and type this command here:
    SHUTDOWN -a
    and click OK then. The timeout will be stopped then and you will be able to download and install the security patch to your operating system.

    You have to download and install the security patch to your operating system first (it repairs a bug in the DCOM RPC). You can find it on Microsoft internet pages.
    Run the registry editor (START -> RUN -> type REGEDIT and click on OK button) and find this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Run Please right click on the name "windows auto update" and choose REMOVE/DELETE.
    After this please reboot your computer to the "Save mode with command prompt" and type here these commands:
    CD WINDOWS (enter)
    CD SYSTEM32 (enter)
    DEL MSBLAST.EXE (enter)
    Then restart your computer and run the AVG Complete Test to ensure that is your PC virus free.

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    Thats what I done!

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    Where did you find those instructions and why did you follow them ???
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    But when I got to the step where I have to reboot to the save mode with command prompts I had this blue screen on my computer telling me windows had shut down. Now I can do anything with my computer.

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    Sorry CAN'T do anything with it.

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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='768890' date='02-Apr-2009 11:35']Where did you find those instructions and why did you follow them ???[/quote]

    AVG.

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    Try this...

    If Windows XP is the only operating system installed on your computer, booting into Safe Mode with these instructions.

    If the computer is running, shut down Windows, and then turn off the power
    Wait 30 seconds, and then turn the computer on.
    Start tapping the F8 key. The Windows Advanced Options Menu appears. If you begin tapping the F8 key too soon, some computers display a "keyboard error" message. To resolve this, restart the computer and try again.
    Ensure that the Safe mode option is selected.
    Press Enter. The computer then begins to start in Safe mode.
    When you are finished with all troubleshooting, close all programs and restart the computer as you normally would.
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