View Full Version : New Laptop never connected

15-08-2003, 12:32 AM
I Have a Laptop straight from the box never connected - do I do the fix.

15-08-2003, 12:37 AM
fix what more info please,i can't work out what your on about.

First thing i would do is connect to the internet got to windows updates
site and download windows updates.

15-08-2003, 12:38 AM
The patch is only a couple of weeks old.
The Operating System on the new one will already be a few months old, so its unpatched.
If it doesnt need the patch, it won't hurt it.
When you do connect the new one, there will be many updates to do.

Susan B
15-08-2003, 10:35 AM
It would probably pay to get the patch first before any updates because the updates are going to take a loooooong time to download if you are on dialup.

Get the patch from here (http://microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2354406C-C5B6-44AC-9532-3DE40F69C074&displaylang=en), install it and then get your updates.

15-08-2003, 10:57 AM
If the OS is WinXP, make sure the firewall is enabled (in your dialup network connection) before connecting.

15-08-2003, 10:59 AM
you can turned firewall on dial-up connection or net connection in xp.
(if you are behind a router, you are usually safe)
then download the patch, apply the patch.

msblaster.exe is easy to clean if infected. run msconfig---> startup ---> untick msblaster.exe, then reboot. its done.

But it is a network virus, that means anti-virus software cannot stop it getting in unless your system is patched or you got a firewall.

good luck