W32/Blaster-G

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Win32 worm
Prevalence: Several Reports

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Aliases

  • Worm.Win32.Lovesan.f
  • W32/Blaster.worm.k
  • WORM_MSBLAST.I
  • W32.Blaster.T.Worm

Affected Operating Systems

Windows

Recovery Instructions:

Please follow the instructions for removing worms.

You should also change your Internet Explorer settings using Tools|Internet options|General to remove any modifications made by the worm.

Windows NT/2000/XP

In Windows NT/2000/XP you will also need to edit the following registry entries. The removal of these entries 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. On the 'Registry' menu, click 'Export Registry File'. In the 'Export range' panel, click 'All', then save your registry as Backup.

Locate the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE entries:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
Helper = <SYSTEM>\eschlp.exe /fstart
MSUpdate = <SYSTEM>\svchosthlp.exe
SPUpdate = <SYSTEM>\svchosthlp.exe

and delete them if they exist.

Close the registry editor.

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