Category: Viruses and SpywareProtection available since:01 Sep 2003 00:00:00 (GMT)
Type: Win32 wormLast Updated:01 Sep 2003 00:00:00 (GMT)
Prevalence: No Reports

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  • Worm.Win32.Lovesan
  • W32.Blaster.Worm
  • Worm/Lovsan

Affected Operating Systems


Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

To remove W32/Blaster-F manually on Windows 95/98/Me and Windows

  • ensure you have installed Microsoft patch MS03-026.
  • press Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • in Windows NT/2000/XP click Task Manager and select the Processes tab
  • look for a process named enbiei.exe in the list
  • click the process to highlight it
  • click the 'End Process' (in Windows 95/98/Me 'End Task') button
  • close Task Manager.

Search for the file enbiei.exe in the Windows system
folder (usually a subfolder of Windows or WINNT) and delete it.

In Windows NT/2000/XP you will also need to edit the following
registry entry. The removal of this entry is optional in Windows
95/98/Me. Please read the warning about editing the registry.

  • At the taskbar, click Start|Run. Type 'Regedit' and press Return. The registry editor opens.
  • Before you edit the registry, you should make a backup. If in doubt, contact your network administrator. Incorrect editing of the Windows Registry can cause system failure.
  • Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entry:


    and remove any reference to any file you deleted.
  • Close the registry editor.

You should reboot your computer and repeat the above process to
ensure all traces of the worm have been removed from your

If you have any problems removing W32/Blaster-F after following
these instructions, please contact technical support.

To remove W32/Blaster-F on other platforms please follow the instructions for removing worms.

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