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Help! Windows System Error!


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badphish

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Hi folks. I'm not sure if this belongs in this area, if not I'll repost somewhere else.
Anyhow, I keep getting these 3 pop-up error messages every couple minutes for the last couple days. What do you make of them? I can't figure out anyway to fix this;
Here's a direct screenshot of the problem at hand::
http://img237.echo.c...06/popup9yx.jpg

the 1st one pops up with:

:Windows System:
Error in Winsock Module
Connection Structure is unknown.

Possible Reason:
Your firewall and/or antivirus application block the
System file: smss.exe

Make sure that "smss.exe." can connect to
the internet!

followed by:

:Windows System:
Error in Winsock Module
Connection Structure is unknown.

Possible Reason:
Your firewall and/or antivirus application block the
System file: services.exe

Make sure that "services.exe." can connect to
the internet!

and finally:

:Windows System:
Error in Winsock Module
Connection Structure is unknown.

Possible Reason:
Your firewall and/or antivirus application block the
System file: csrss.exe

Make sure that "csrss.exe." can connect to
the internet!

Please help me out! thanks in advance!
JIM
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gerryf

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do you have a firewall?


this is very interesting...I just read a thread that had three people complaining of these three services (all legitimate)
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yes i have a firewall and whether it's on or off i still am getting these error messages...im very confused!
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service pack one or two?
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S.P Two

Edited by badphish, 04 May 2005 - 09:09 AM.

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service pack two
oops-sorry for the repost

Edited by badphish, 04 May 2005 - 09:12 AM.

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gerryf

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start >run, type
netsh winsock reset catalog
<enter>

reboot
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dang- that didnt solve it either. im really baffled at this.
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any other suggestions anyone? i dont understand what is causing this whatsoever, it's strange that i cant find anything about people with this similar problem
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I have this same problem on my dads computer. the odd part is it started around the same time.........
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Hi everyone... you'll find that these error messages are related to the Sober Worm Virus spread via email.

http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger

The above is a link to the removal tool.
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I have exactly the same problem with the same details it also began to occur arounfd the same time last week. Is there any way to get rid of this?
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This worked for me:
download s-t-i-n-g-e-r at
http://download.nai....t-i-n-g-e-r.exe

and before you run the program follow these directions:
http://vil.nai.com/v...eSysRestore.htm

cheers
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