Remote procedure call (RPC)



I had XP Installed on my Desk top and when I down laod I
get this message. 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 autority\system

Window must now restart because the remote procedure call
(RPC) service terminted unexpectedly
I have msn8 installed

Gary Tsang


It appears your computer has been infected with the Blaster virus. For more
information and how to fix this please see follow this link:

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 824146
A Buffer Overrun in RPCSS Could Allow an Attacker to Run Malicious Programs

More information about this particular worm:

Removal Information can be found here


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

What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm and Its

A tool is available to remove Blaster worm and Nachi worm
infections from computers
that are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP

A security issue has been identified that could allow an
attacker to
remotely compromise a computer running Microsoft Windows
gain complete control over it. You can help protect your
by installing this update from Microsoft.

Above courtesy of MVP Carey
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***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! ***
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-39

What You Should Know About the Blaster Worm

Protect Your PC

W32.Blaster.Worm a.k.a. W32/Lovesan.Worm

W32.Blaster.Worm Removal Tool

W32.Welchia.Worm a.k.a. W32/Nachi.Worm

W32.Welchia.Worm Removal Tool

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