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May 2, 2004 3:46:11 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

I recently upgraded my Windows ME to Windows Xp. When I
get on the internet after a few minutes I get an error box
that says "Your computer will be shutting down in 1
minutes. This was authorized by NT Authority, and then it
says that the RPC was terminated unexpectedly. Anyone
know how to fix this????

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Anonymous
May 2, 2004 3:59:53 PM

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Your computer is now infected with the W32.Blaster.Worm or
one of its variants. This happened because you have not
been using an internet connection firewall and have
apparently neglected to install the critical updates
available at the Windows Update website.
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If your computer is constantly attempting to shutdown
or reboot, quickly go to:

Start > Run and type: CMD , and hit enter.
This opens the Command Prompt window.

Then type: shutdown -a , and hit enter.

This should halt the rebooting problem.
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Then immediately turn-on Windows XP's built-in Firewall:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
(To enable the built-in firewall, go to:
Control Panel, double-click Networking and Internet
Connections, then click Network Connections. Right-click
your connection, then
Click Properties, and on the Advanced tab, click the option
"Protect my computer and network..." Note: the built in
firewall only monitors incoming traffic not outgoing (ie
spyware, trojans, etc.. you may have on your system).)

Special note if you use AOL:
America Online installs its own connection settings that
override
the ones that come with Windows XP. America Online's
connection settings don't include a way to turn on Windows
XP's
built-in firewall.


What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm and Its
Variants
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp

A tool is available to remove Blaster worm and Nachi worm
infections from computers
that are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=833330

A security issue has been identified that could allow an
attacker to
remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft Windows
and
gain complete control over it. You can help protect your
computer
by installing this update from Microsoft.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?
FamilyId=2354406C-C5B6-44AC-9532-
3DE40F69C074&displaylang=en

Above courtesy of MVP Carey
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

***Install a good firewall. ZoneAlarm is a free one you
can install.
Install a good anti-virus program making sure you keep
it's definitions up to date! ***
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-39
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=824146

What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp

Protect Your PC
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/default.asp

W32.Blaster.Worm a.k.a. W32/Lovesan.Worm
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster....
..html

W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.blaster....
..removal.tool.html

W32.Welchia.Worm a.k.a. W32/Nachi.Worm
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
..welchia.worm.html

W32.Welchia.Worm Removal Tool
http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.welchia....
..removal.tool.html

>-----Original Message-----
>I recently upgraded my Windows ME to Windows Xp. When I
>get on the internet after a few minutes I get an error
box
>that says "Your computer will be shutting down in 1
>minutes. This was authorized by NT Authority, and then
it
>says that the RPC was terminated unexpectedly. Anyone
>know how to fix this????
>.
>
Anonymous
May 2, 2004 5:49:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Apparently, your PC is infected with the "Blaster Worm". Use the following
tools to remove it, then promptly update your PC with the Critical Updates
available form the Windows Update website.

If your computer is constantly attempting to shutdown
or reboot, quickly go to:

Start > Run and type: CMD , and hit enter.
This opens the Command Prompt window.

Then type: shutdown -a , and hit enter.

This should halt the rebooting problem.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Then immediately turn-on Windows XP's built-in Firewall:
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

Special note if you use AOL:

America Online installs its own connection settings that override
the ones that come with Windows XP. America Online's
connection settings don't include a way to turn on Windows XP's
built-in firewall.

Visit the following web site for instructions on downloading
a FREE firewall program for your computer.

Ref: http://www.updatexp.com/free.html

A tool is available to remove Blaster worm and Nachi worm infections from computers
that are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=833330

What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm and Its Variants
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp

3 Steps to Help Ensure your PC is Protected
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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"katie" <lesaco@msn.com> wrote in message:
news:722401c43075$bd599c90$a401280a@phx.gbl...

|I recently upgraded my Windows ME to Windows Xp. When I
| get on the internet after a few minutes I get an error box
| that says "Your computer will be shutting down in 1
| minutes. This was authorized by NT Authority, and then it
| says that the RPC was terminated unexpectedly. Anyone
| know how to fix this????
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Anonymous
May 2, 2004 7:33:32 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

katie wrote:
> I recently upgraded my Windows ME to Windows Xp. When I
> get on the internet after a few minutes I get an error box
> that says "Your computer will be shutting down in 1
> minutes. This was authorized by NT Authority, and then it
> says that the RPC was terminated unexpectedly. Anyone
> know how to fix this????


Connected to the internet without proper protection, eh?
You may have Blaster.
You may have Sasser.
You likely have both.

Congratulations! You have a virus!
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data...

There are removal instructions there for both versions
(including tools to help you.)
Know that even if you have the normal updates for Norton, the definitions
for "B" were added on May 1. You can go to Symantec's site and get the
manual update if you like.

If it starts to shutdown on you, click Start > Run, and enter "shutdown -a".
(no quotes.) That will stop the shutdown and let you continue fixing.

Note that Microsoft is not sending you patches in emails nor should you EVER
open attachments you did not expect in emails. You simply posted your
un-munged email address to the thousands of newsgroups that this is spread
to around the world and it has been "harvested".


My other suggestions to you include:

Please Notice that if you use AOL, you should at least upgrade to 9.0 or
greater before doing any of the fixes. I know you can get AOL 9.0 at almost
any convenience store, gas station, super market or other retail outlet in
the world, so this should not be a problem.


Turn on that firewall...
http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/home/using/howto/hom...
(It has been reported that it now works with AOL 9.0+)


Make sure you have all the updates (critical) installed from:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
(Scan for updates, Review and Install)


Get rid of the spy/ad/mal-ware..
(Yes - using MORE than one of these..
I recommend at least the first three. Also..
UPDATE the definitions for them before using.)

Spybot Search and Destroy
http://www.safer-networking.net/

Lavasoft AdAware
http://www.lavasoft.de

CWSShredder
http://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/downloads.html

Hijack This!
http://mjc1.com/mirror/hjt/

I also like "The Cleaner" and "SpywareBlaster" and "SpywareGuard".
- http://www.moosoft.com/
- http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/

The first is a PAY product, but useable for 30 days - it has found and
eliminated problems in the past the others did not. The latter two are
prevention mechanisms. I like SpywareGuard for those with enough processor
to have something running like antivirus software - and it prevents browser
hijacking quite well. SpywareBlaster is a FANTASTIC free product, I suggest
getting this after you cleanup and keeping it updated as well....

And Assortment of Others:
http://spywareinfo.com/

ALSO - Be sure to IMMUNIZE after you clean up. SpywareBlaster and Spybot
Search and destroy both have these features - use both!


After you cleanup your PC somewhat of spy/ad/mal-ware, verify your antivirus
software is updated and run a full scan of your computer. If you have no
antivirus software - get one NOW! Grisoft AntiVirus:
http://www.grisoft.com/us/us_dwnl_free.php


Empty your Temporary Internet Files and shrink the size it stores to about
80 to 120MB (seems to be an optimal size for the normal user)

- Open ONE copy of Internet Explorer.
- Select TOOLS -> Internet Options.
- Under the General tab in the "Temporary Internet Files" section,
do the following:
- Click on "Delete Cookies" (click OK)
- Click on "Settings" and change the
"Amount of disk space to use:" to something between 80MB
and 120MB. (Betting it is MUCH larger right now.)
- Click OK.
- Click on "Delete Files" and select to
"Delete all offline contents" (the checkbox) and click
OK. (If you had a LOT, this could take 2-10 minutes or
more.)
- Once it is done, click OK, close Internet Explorer
- Re-open Internet Explorer.


Uninstall any software you do not use often/ever. (If you have something
installed but never use it, uninstall it.) If you go through Control
Panel -> Add/Remove Programs and see things you seldom if ever use, it is to
your advantage to remove it.


Also, if you are tired of Web Page Pop-Ups/Unders.. You could try the
Google Toolbar.
http://toolbar.google.com/


Stop loading applications at logon.. run MSCONFIG and look under the startup
tab for things you DON'T want to startup! Search the Internet with Google
to discover what things are safe to remove and what things may even be
malware infecting your computer.


Better control your email and lessen the amount of time you spend dealing
with SPAM:
SpamBayes
http://sourceforge.net/projects/spambayes/
or
Spamihilator.
http://www.spamihilator.com

--
<- Shenan ->
--
Anonymous
May 2, 2004 8:20:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Could also be the NEW automatic remote worm "Sasser"....

This page has more information on this worm and how to
patch your system :-)

http://www.updatexp.com/sasser-worm.html

Kind Regards

Marc Liron
Microsoft MVP
http://www.updatexp.com


>-----Original Message-----
>Apparently, your PC is infected with the "Blaster
Worm". Use the following
>tools to remove it, then promptly update your PC with
the Critical Updates
>available form the Windows Update website.
>
>If your computer is constantly attempting to shutdown
>or reboot, quickly go to:
>
>Start > Run and type: CMD , and hit enter.
>This opens the Command Prompt window.
>
>Then type: shutdown -a , and hit enter.
>
>This should halt the rebooting problem.
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
---------
>
>Then immediately turn-on Windows XP's built-in Firewall:
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>Special note if you use AOL:
>
>America Online installs its own connection settings that
override
>the ones that come with Windows XP. America Online's
>connection settings don't include a way to turn on
Windows XP's
>built-in firewall.
>
>Visit the following web site for instructions on
downloading
>a FREE firewall program for your computer.
>
>Ref: http://www.updatexp.com/free.html
>
>A tool is available to remove Blaster worm and Nachi
worm infections from computers
>that are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP
>http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=833330
>
>What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm and Its
Variants
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp
>
>3 Steps to Help Ensure your PC is Protected
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>--
>Carey Frisch
>Microsoft MVP
>Windows XP - Shell/User
>
>Be Smart! Protect your PC!
>http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/
>
>---------------------------------------------------------
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>
>"katie" <lesaco@msn.com> wrote in message:
> news:722401c43075$bd599c90$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>
>|I recently upgraded my Windows ME to Windows Xp. When
I
>| get on the internet after a few minutes I get an error
box
>| that says "Your computer will be shutting down in 1
>| minutes. This was authorized by NT Authority, and
then it
>| says that the RPC was terminated unexpectedly. Anyone
>| know how to fix this????
>.
>
May 4, 2004 5:41:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

this virus has been around for quite a while i first came across it about 2 years ago and below i have written how to fix without having to use any patches that may not work.
I'm not sure if this works for everyone but it worked on my computer.
to stop your computer restarting or shutting down you should. ..
1. open control panel and go to administrative tools and then services.

2.go down the list and look for nt authority, remote procedure call or what ever service your computer says has failed before it shuts down.

3. double click on the service and then click the recovery tab.

4. change first failure from restart the computer to restart service.

5. do the same for the second and third failure.

6. then click ok and exit services

7.Done!

if your having problems starting your computer for long enough before it crashes then try starting in safe mode...
by
raj
!