by phil on Tuesday Aug 12, 2003 5:12 PM has been terribly down and slow today, I think because of W32.Blaster.Worm. I noticed my laptop kept getting it's RPC service shut-down and subsequently, would require that the laptop be rebooted... apparently Stanford was tryign to shut-down the RPC process that was being used on infected machines to infect each other. The other odd thing that clue me off to the idea that I had a virus was that I couldn't go to to get an update. Apparently the msblast worm DDOS's so it a) impedes your ability to go there and b) prevents other people from going there. See right now, I can't go to it's so slow.

How to fix it, well one way is to go to that link above by Symantec, or just do a search for msblast.exe on your harddrive and delete it. Also, block port 135... best bet, check Symantec's site.

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