[thelist] The New Worm - need some help to clean it [instructions posted]

Tom Dell'Aringa pixelmech at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 11 21:56:20 CDT 2003

--- patrick <pms at stoutstreet.com> wrote:
> tom,
> also hunt up the registry:
> 1) Delete msblast.exe (usually found at:winnt\system32\msblast.exe)
> 2) delete the Registry key: 
auto update" . That key should contain the "msblast.exe" process, and
is what starts it up again on reboot.

Thanks Patrick. Symantec finally has a detailed page for removing
this thing, posted at:


(watch the wrap) I guess the official name is now w32.blaster.worm.
Deleteing that registry key is probably the most important thing too,
I'd guess. 



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