System Shutdown window after loging on to Internet

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Justin, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. Justin

    Justin Guest

    I used to have the same problem but then someone told me to
    make a shortcut for this file and everytime it brings up
    the countdown just click on this and it should work. It
    worked for me but I dont know if it will for you. You
    should try it. Here is the file :
    %windir%\System32\shutdown.exe -a
     
    Justin, Jun 17, 2004
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  2. Can I presume that this "someone" also told you that you should use the time
    that this gives you to fix the actual problem?

    This sounds like you have the Sasser worm, too. There are tools to remove
    the Sasser worm, and to patch the hole that it exploits. Check out the web
    page "What you should know about the Sasser worm and its variants" at
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/sasser.mspx - even including
    information on No-charge phone technical support if the web page is too
    difficult to follow.

    Note that one of the more academically "interesting" approaches to virus
    writing is to exploit security holes in existing, and widespread, viruses.
    Even if you can live with the behaviour that Sasser introduces onto your
    system, remember that Sasser is fully networked code, that is unsupported
    and buggy, and is a target for future worms and viruses. The risk to your
    data, and your continued operation, is far worse when you're running a virus
    than with commercial software. Aside from which, there's the social aspect,
    that this virus is trying to attack other systems from yours. "My goodness,
    the Internet is slow today" - it'd be a little faster if the unwanted
    traffic wasn't flooding it.

    Alun.
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    Alun Jones [MS], Jun 17, 2004
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  3. Can I presume to hope that this "someone" also told you that you should use
    the time
    that this gives you to fix the actual problem? You don't fix computer
    problems by ignoring them - they usually just get worse.

    This sounds like you have the Sasser worm, too. There are tools to remove
    the Sasser worm, and to patch the hole that it exploits. Check out the web
    page "What you should know about the Sasser worm and its variants" at
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/sasser.mspx - even including
    information on No-charge phone technical support if the web page is too
    difficult to follow. The page also has a tool that will scan for, and
    remove, the Sasser worm if you have it.

    Note that one of the more academically "interesting" approaches to virus
    writing is to exploit security holes in existing, and widespread, viruses.
    So, even if you can live with the behaviour that Sasser introduces onto your
    system, consider that Sasser is fully networked code, that is unsupported
    and buggy, and is a target for future worms and viruses. The risk to your
    data, and your continued operation, is far worse when you're running a virus
    than it is with commercial software. Aside from which, there's the social
    aspect,
    that this virus is trying to attack other systems from yours. "My goodness,
    the Internet is slow today" - it'd be a little faster if the unwanted
    traffic from worms wasn't flooding it.

    Alun.
    ~~~~
     
    Alun Jones [MS], Jun 17, 2004
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