I read somewhere that this was a blaster virus.
One website i was on said to end the msblaster.exe process but there is no such process.
I also do not have a start bar or a my computer icon but all the rest of the icons are there.
I can cancel the countdown by doing control alt delete file -> new task -> cmd -> then type "shutdown -a"
But the timer comes back a few minutes later and i have to do the same thing again.
I have tried using my virus scanner (avg) to scan and remove the file but the definitions are not up to date and i cant get on the internet because the worm wont let me.
I cant run system restore either because i went to ctrl alt delete file -> run -> then i typed "c:\WINDOWS\system32\restore\rstrui.exe"
Which is the path to sytem restore but that didnt work when i tried to launch it nothing happened.
I also tried going into the services window ctrl alt delete -> file -> new -> "SERVICES.MSC /S"
then in the serices window i tried changing the properties of remote procedure call but when i right clicked and went on properties nothing happened.
I also tried running the windows firewall and zonealarm.
I tried all of the above methods in both safemode and full mode but none worked.
I dont have access to the internet on that computer so cant download patches or anything so i am pretty much stumped.
Does anybody know what the [bleep] this thing is and how to fix it? Preferably without formatting/re-installing.
Oh and also its a dell if thats relevant.
Edited by tom141414, 06 April 2006 - 09:32 AM.