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Steve Askew
12-08-2003, 12:04 PM
This problem has just started this morning.
I'm running Win XP pro with cable modem & my computer keeps shutting down & restarting with no input from me.
To see the error message click here (http://sal.neoburn.net/imagef1/?grab=Rpc.jpg).

If I turn the cable modem off the computer seems to keep running ok & if I turn the modem on & open Internet explorer the computer will restart within a few minutes.
I was staring to think it was something to do with the cable modem & decided to try good old fashioned Dial-up & after a few minutes I got the same result.

I have done a virus scan with AVG & latest DATs & nothing shows up.
I have also run adaware & nothing shows up.

I'm starting to wonder if i may have a trojan?

This PC only has to last a few more weeks :-(
Thanks for any help.
Cheers Steve

PS: Thanks to sal for providing the site to upload images to. :-)

godfather
12-08-2003, 12:08 PM
And yet another

Read here (http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=38193)

kiwibeat
12-08-2003, 12:08 PM
try running spybot or trojan hunter also you can try a system restore

Steve Askew
12-08-2003, 12:36 PM
Thanks GF I couldnt stay on the net long enough this morning to check for other postings LOL

Its probably Microsoft's way of checking for legitimate Licence keys? as the patch takes a while to install.

All seems to be going ok now.

Cheers Steve

PressF1 User
12-08-2003, 04:04 PM
Ii think if you do a search of your system (use the advanced search to search your system folders) you will find that you have the msblast.exe worm. It does exactly what you have described!! How do I know - it happened to me!! More info below:

http://www.crn.com/sections/BreakingNews/dailyarchives.asp?ArticleID=43865

Cheers Pf1 :-)

PressF1 User
12-08-2003, 04:13 PM
Try this link instead:

http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=13000581

Cheers PF1 :-)