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XP Updated itself, has win32 sasser worm...& won't work RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    The saga continues...

    New used computer, running XP, it updated itself and won't install updates past #4 of 14 updates (sorry, don't know what info is in there).

    Then win32sasser worm (it is believed) causes two error and shutdown pages to pop up giving me only 55 seconds to close out and shut down.

    But...a Microsoft Malware download which I was able to save to a memory stick and run on the system finds no malware or worms.

    I have no discs for the computer cause it is used, plus no access to any discs of course. Is there any fix?

    I've all but given up on the thing but with an 80 gig hard drive, a huge jump from my old 1998 Win98 4 gig hard drive, well, it just hurts to give up. (But at least the old thing works perfectly if not slow).

    Thanks for any help...J

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007 4:35 PM