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I'm looking for info about the cause of NT Authority\System error message that wants to shut my computer down if i don't want to buy there software program.

also I seen that Ken doesn't recommend using webshots screen saver can you tell me why


This question was answered on May 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This is caused by a worm someone unleashed on the internet The short of it is that you should immediately disconnect from the internet so you don't get infected if you aren't already, enable a firewall, run a virus scan, and then go to and install all of the critical updates.

To enable the built-in firewall, open the Network Connections control panel Then right click on your internet connection, or the network card you use to connect to broadband and select properties Go to the Advanced tab and check the checkbox labeled "Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet."

There are online virus scanners out there If you have a virus scanner on your computer, make Around the Internet, system administrators report strange "rebooting" of their Windows systems as they are being taken over remotely, and many firewall watchers report a jump in scans for port 135 This problem is especially explosive because an attacker can run a rogue program by merely sending packets to a remote machine using any one of various ports One of these, port 135, is commonly used to send pop-up messages across a network.

Exploitation of Vulnerabilities in Microsoft RPC Interface

If you don't have enough time download and apply the patch before the PC reboots,

Go to start > run > Services.msc

Right click Remote Procedure Call

Select Properties > Recovery

On all three drop-down boxes in this window, select "Take no action."

This temp fix will give you the time to update After the update, reverse the procedure to get RPC back.

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Posted by Ludens of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on May 24, 2004