Remote Procedure Call reboot


Tom Sparkman

When I connect to DSL after a few minutes I get the

"This System is shutting down. Please save all work in
progress and log off. Any unsaved changes will be lost.
This shutdown was initiated by NT AUTHORITHY\SYSTEM


Windows must now restart because the Remote Procedure Call
(RPC) service terminated unexpectedly"

My system then shuts down and restarts.

It started happening recently and has gotten worse - I
can't stay on more than 5 or 10 minutes before it happens


Matt DuBois [MSFT]

There are many threads on this subject today with lots of good advice from
lots of posters. Look for almost anything posted today with subjects
referencing RPC, or Shutdowns. This is caused by a worm someone unleashed
on the internet. The short of it is that you should immediately disconnect
from the internet so you don't get infected if you aren't already, enable a
firewall, run a virus scan, and then go to and install all of the critical updates.

To enable the built-in firewall, open the Network Connections control panel.
Then right click on your internet connection, or the network card you use to
connect to broadband and select properties. Go to the Advanced tab and
check the checkbox labeled "Protect my computer and network by limiting or
preventing access to this computer from the Internet."

There are online virus scanners out there. If you have a virus scanner on
your computer, make sure you download the latest virus definitions for it.

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