View Full Version : READ!Windows Fix!!!

08-12-2003, 04:43 PM
Just in case you missed it on the news. Windows XP has a bug which since yesterday causes it to shut down because a remote protocol service fails.

Patch Windows before it happens to you!

Here s the link:


08-12-2003, 04:56 PM
It's "Remote Procedure Call", and it affects NT 4 and up, not just XP.


08-12-2003, 05:36 PM
If your running a firewall, and are blocking ports 135, 139, and 445, you are apparently immune to this current strain.

I wonder if it could be coded to attack different ports?

08-13-2003, 01:15 AM
Hello BTW I checked my system and here what I have...


08-13-2003, 01:19 AM
Oh Oh..... weird


08-13-2003, 01:24 AM
System Information report written at: 08/13/2003 09:10:47
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 3 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Tyan
System Model THUNDER K7
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1592 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1592 Mhz
BIOS Version Phoenix ServerBIOS 2 Release 6.0
Windows Directory C:\WINNT
System Directory C:\WINNT\System32
Boot Device \Device\Harddisk0\Partition1
Locale United States
Time Zone Romance Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 2,096,620 KB
Available Physical Memory 1,852,280 KB
Total Virtual Memory 7,109,096 KB
Available Virtual Memory 6,767,052 KB
Page File Space 5,012,476 KB

A Mejias
08-13-2003, 01:24 AM
If you installed the patch that Microsoft put out almost a month ago you're also immune.

If you got the worm, go to www.sarc.com for the fix it. Running a virus scan will NOT fix all the changes it makes to your system. Here you'll also find the latest info and fixes for many other viruses, worms and virus hoaxes.

To keep safe, run a firewall (I recommend ZoneAlarm), run Windows Update at least once a week and update your antivirus every day.

Hope that helps.

08-13-2003, 06:44 AM
Our system at work got hit hard. It's funny that the MS Patch came out 7/16/2003, but TONS of system admins across the world didn't download the patch until it was too late... I ran through windowsupdate.com after I got the patch and found roughly 13 security patches and 7 non-security patches... and I work in a freaking Hospital where the info that is on the computers MUST be secure! Great work sys admins. :(

08-14-2003, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by meshmaster
computers MUST be secure! Great work sys admins. :(

I can relate. Our IT department wants to have maintenance control over our Scada system. And I found that they didn't do any security patches. So all our systems were infected. I don't think I'll let 'em touch my system again. Tomorrow I'm going to changed their administrative account on my system. I'm sure they'll raise a stink, but this is exactly what they promised wouldn't happen if they had control. How much experience do these IT people really have. My experience goes back to the Altair and Scelbi. Anyone here remember those. Before DOS. Back then I used CPM.

08-14-2003, 07:57 PM
I would recommend Kerio Personal Firewall for a great free firewall

It does force you to learn about ports and such however.


(this is also known as tiny personal firewall... kerio bought tiny personal firewall and is now releasing new versions of it occasionally)

08-14-2003, 08:36 PM
Companies can setup their own Windows Update service inside the company and distribute the patches as they want... It's free too...