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Help against Blaster Worm (MS03-026)

Postby alorbach » Wed Sep 10, 2003 3:55 pm

Hi all,

this thread is related two those who are infected with the Blaster worm which can infect on a system over the Microsoft MS03-026 Security whole. There is still a large number of computers infected with this worm, so the chances that you get infected once you go online are still very high. Note that each computers tries to infect random other computers over the internet.

Usually you will not notice that the Worm has infected your system. Depending on the Windows Version you have installed, strange things can happen on a infected system.

- Drag and Drop does not work anymore
- Clipboard does not work correctly
- Strange DCOM error events in the Application EventLog
- In some cases you are forced to shutdown the PC because the RPC service crashed.

First of all, if you have not patched your system, you should immediately do this (For download, see the following link: ... 03-026.asp)

If your system has not been patched yet, with 99% you are infected with the Blaster worm (unless your System is not connected to the Internet or protected by a Firewall). In this case you will need to scan your system for Viruses after you installed the patch. If you do not have any Virus scanner installed, I suggest to use the free TrendMicro SystemCleaner. You can download it from the following link:

Further detailed informations about the Blaster incident:
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