Resurgence of MS Blaster  maybe?

By Hodsocks
Apr 30, 2004
  1. I know this is an old thread but does anyone one know if there is a new variant of the MSblaster worm.

    I ask because I thought I had fixed this problem 5 months ago by installing the patch from Microsoft site and running the removal tool from Symantec.

    This week it has reared its ugly head again on the same machine, so I loaded the latest patch for it from the MS site and also ran the removal tool from the MS site. Thinking this was the last of it I went online and after about an hour or so, would you believe it the "NT Authority" box appeared and the machine proceeded to close down.

    I have also seen this happen on another machine that had had the patch installed a few months ago,

    What's going on here???
  2. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    There've been a number of variants of Blaster since its' inception....the most recent dated 4/21. These things are constantly evolving. The best thing to do is keep all the patches up-to-date as well as your virus definition files.
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