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A widely anticipated threat materialized this week as a worm that exploits a Microsoft Windows flaw began infecting some of the millions of vulnerable machines around the world. Experts said the relatively simple "Blaster" worm -- also referred to as "LoveSan" -- was spreading at a steady pace Monday but was not infecting systems as quickly as the Nimda and Slammer worms, which quickly clogged corporate networks during those outbreaks. The worm is not carrying a malicious payload to damage machines or data.
I've got this worm, so I know firsthand that, even though it's (thankfully) not going to cause as much damage as it could, it really, really sucks.
Also thankful, is that it's making me stop and realize that I should probably be a bit more careful with my firewall, and download Updates in a timely manner. So maybe it's not all bad after all.
As soon as I fix it.
i have heard that if you attempt to do the windows update patch now and you're using a "borrowed" copy of xp, you cannot properly update in order to fix the issue.
would anyone put it past microsoft to issue its own virus to get people who have pirated copies of xp?
If you cannot update on the windows update site, you are able to get the blaster worm HotFix, as located here: