Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by lsondubz, Aug 12, 2003.
Help! I installed the latest update packets and all, but its still happening.
I have something similar sometimes on my Server 2K3. But it only happens rarely. (Its not the mass hack if its on Server 2000 I would assume).
both of you are fucked, reinstall ur OS and download the patches right away
Just for reference. What exactly is it?
its one of the biggest exploit ever some dcom thing
basically if you dont have the patches or firewall on, they can just connect to you and get c:\ prompt and do anything from there
i think they have some automatic script now after they connect it installs a trojan, so even after you update and install anti virus, it wont help anymore
so after you install OS better turn on firewall and install the patch or you are in trouble
I ended up have a worm called Lovgate.F. Finnally got rid of it though.
It *is* possible to get a svchost error without being infected by anything. A client was getting one at work today because he had installed an assload of patches, then was trying to install some apps without rebooting first.
suck on deez nuts
instead of using why dont you explain why i am wrong
yea it "is" possible but most likely it's the dcom exploit
Alex, how do you know these guys even have a virus? Even if they did get Blaster, you don't need to wipe the system. Symantec has put out removal tools and MS has patches for it. All of which work wonders. I personally have removed it from a couple of different systems. You got a slap because you gave stupid advice for someone to reinstall their OS. If you knew anything about this worm, you'd know it only affects 2000 and XP machines. 2003, as Altair is running, can't be infected unless manually released upon the machine. So again, please don't give out a "you're fucked, reformat" suggestion when you don't know what you're talking about. Somebody might think you've been dealing with this already and take your advice.
from what i heard it installs a trojan that cant be removed and it's better to reinstall all over again
i know i would, it's not that hard to back up the files and reinstall than have a possibility of some trojan on your comp doing nasty shit like stealing your personal information, credit cards numbers
so best suggestionis to reinstall, install a firewall and do the update
so my boss emails me and says, "i'm getting the svchost.exe blah blah". i check his registry and sure enough he has the blaster worm. i run the removal tool and patch the system, but his computer is still fuxed.
my impression is that D1G1TAL is correct - an infected system may have other virus payloads run on it, so that cleaning out the blaster worm is not enough to say that the system is clean again. you have to sweep for other viruses too.
if there is enough damage, a reinstall may be warranted, but i think it's on a case by case basis.
my friend has 2003 and he got infected as well, he had to reinstall btw
I read it in an article.
Its not always the easiest thing to do. In my case trying to remove the worm is the best solution.
Like you said, may have a different virus on it. Anything is possible. I personally have had great success using the removal tools from Symantec. The School of Business had 135 infected systems, all of which were fine after the Symantec tool was used (thank god I didn't have to do it).
i read an article stating that microsoft is using monkeys to code for them, u wouldnt be one of them would u?
point is, dont trust everything you read
about my friend with windows 2003
his computer started shutting down every 10 mins or so (no he didnt have a patch), he patched it, used removing tools, other things started to happen, so he had to reinstall...
Well like crotch said, take it on a case by case basis. We didn't really have the option of reinstalling on our systems though (we only had 2). I know the School of Business guys didn't reinstall either. That would have taken forever. They are idiots in keeping their systems up to date anyways.