Help with msblast

By beavereagke
Mar 22, 2004
  1. I just installed xp and ended up with this damn worm. I seem to have removed the worm, but cannot install anyupdates from microsoft.

    Can anybody out there help??
  2. Pancake

    Pancake TS Rookie

  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65


    Type shutdown -a

    This will buy you more time by preventing your computer from shutting down. That way you can get it patched before your computer shuts off.
  4. beavereagke

    beavereagke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thaks for the advice. I have tried a lot of what you suggested. What is happening now is that it prevents me from installing any updates, I cannot get onto the mcafee website and I cannot get regedit to do what i need to do.

    It says that there is no virus on my computer, but the problems associated with it are still there?????

    Is it time to reformat???? I really dont want to do this all over again.

    thanks for any help
  5. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

    You still have a trojan or worm, unfortunately. To access your registry, boot into Safe Mode. This will allow your registry to open and work. Here is the path where most worms/trojans reside ... HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Microsoft / Windows / CurrentVersion / Run (double-click on Run). Look for msblast or mslaugh in the right pane. Also, the best blaster worm removal tool is at Norton, I have used it many times repairing computers. While in Run, look the list over and search the interent for anything you do not recognize since there could be other worms or trojans.
  6. beavereagke

    beavereagke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It looks to me like it is khost.exe running here. Should I get rid of it the same way???
  7. Steverz

    Steverz TS Rookie Posts: 51

  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    My eyes, my precious ( pretty ) eyes !!! :dead:

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