4 Comments

  • mishamish

    August 12, 2003 at 2:36 am

    One way to cut down on randow pop-ups (especially in XP) is to Go into Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services, and turn off the Messenger Service. It cuts down the cross-application broadcasts and will block any pop-ups being broadcast to your system that way. It’s a fix I’ve had to use at work that seems to target XP machines. As for the worm… *shrug* Download a good Virus Scanner and it’s most recent Virus Definition File?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 13, 2003 at 10:32 pm

      Cool, thanks. The worm has a fix on the m$ website, assuming one can stay online long enough to get it, so we figured it out and repaired that one too. 🙂

  • crassy

    August 12, 2003 at 8:08 am

    Its a worm. You need to do the following (if you havent already):
    START->RUN->regedit->ok->HKEY_local_machine->software->microsoft->windows->currentversion->run

    Then you need to delete the value “windows auto update masblast.exe”
    After you have done this, you need to go to the microsoft tech help page and download the patch for this. It took me a few hours, as I couldnt stay booted long enough to do everything and installing the patch took 5 minutes. I finally got a window of time and now my computer is running perfectly. It hit a lot of people, but only those who use XP, ME or NT. It has been dubbed LOVSAN, and came about when Microsoft announced a certain flaw in their software. Hopefully you have fixed this by now, but if not, this is the way to do it.