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stevenmaury
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60 and
then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or do i
have to reboot my entire computer?

-steve.

Jupiter Jones [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Steve;
Sounds like you have Blaster or possibly Sasser.
Do you have your firewall enabled?
Do you have the latest Windows Updates?
If no to both Blaster or Sasser is very likely:
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/blaster.htm

--
Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
http://www.dts-l.org


"stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60 and
> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or do
> i
> have to reboot my entire computer?
>
> -steve.

Kevin
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
You have the Sasser or Blaster worm on your system. Go to Start>Run and
type "cmd" without the quotes in the box. Hit OK. On the command line type
the following: shutdown -a

Do this when the countdown is in progress and it will abort the shutdown.
You need to make sure you have gone to Windows Update and downloaded and
installed ALL the available patches for your system. This particular
problem was addressed back in 2003 when the blaster worm and its variants
were running rampant.

You must have security software on your system. You need a firewall,
anti-virus and spyware utilities, and a good pop-up blocker.

"stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60 and
> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or do
> i
> have to reboot my entire computer?
>
> -steve.

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
"stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60 and
> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or do
> i
> have to reboot my entire computer?
>
> -steve.


Turn your computer off.
Unplug it.

Do not use it again until you educate yourself on basic computer security
(antivirus and firewall).

In addition, you have not updated your version of Windows in a long time.
Had you
updated windows, you would not have been infected.

Owning a computer is a privilege, not a right. You have certain
responsibilities, one of which is to practice basic computer security. Your
lack of *ANY* security practices at all resulted in your computer being
compromised, and now your computer is infecting other computers. You are
now a threat to everyone else on the internet, everyone in you email address
book, etc.

Do the rest of us a favor...do not turn your computer on again until you
have learned how to protect your computer properly, thus ensuring that you
are not a threat to the rest of the on-line community.

If you are unwilling or unable to do so, then take the computer back top
where you bought it, and get your money back.

Bobby

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:39:57 -1000, NoNoBadDog! wrote:

> "stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
>> [6 quoted lines suppressed]
>
>
> Turn your computer off.
> Unplug it.
>
> Do not use it again until you educate yourself on basic computer security
> (antivirus and firewall).
>
> In addition, you have not updated your version of Windows in a long time.
> Had you
> updated windows, you would not have been infected.
>
> Owning a computer is a privilege, not a right. You have certain
> responsibilities, one of which is to practice basic computer security. Your
> lack of *ANY* security practices at all resulted in your computer being
> compromised, and now your computer is infecting other computers. You are
> now a threat to everyone else on the internet, everyone in you email address
> book, etc.
>
> Do the rest of us a favor...do not turn your computer on again until you
> have learned how to protect your computer properly, thus ensuring that you
> are not a threat to the rest of the on-line community.
>
> If you are unwilling or unable to do so, then take the computer back top
> where you bought it, and get your money back.
>
> Bobby

I understand your points, Bobby, but think they're a little harsh. A new
user buying a new computer should be able to expect to plug in and have the
things work. The blaster and sasser worms and similar nasties have killed
this reasonable expectation. Can't learn until you "do" and can't "do"
without getting easily smacked down - this puts beginner users into a tough
situation right off the bat.

Personally, I think the OEMs should be packing info sheets into boxes with
computers that outline these risks and that give specific directions on how
to safely hook up online. Bright orange or gold paper so that they're very
noticeable. Maybe include a list of URLs of sites dedicated to home
computing/security issues as well.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

RonK
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:OQlm9hkeFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> I understand your points, Bobby, but think they're a little harsh. A new
> user buying a new computer should be able to expect to plug in and have
> the
> things work. The blaster and sasser worms and similar nasties have killed
> this reasonable expectation. Can't learn until you "do" and can't "do"
> without getting easily smacked down - this puts beginner users into a
> tough
> situation right off the bat.
>
> Personally, I think the OEMs should be packing info sheets into boxes with
> computers that outline these risks and that give specific directions on
> how
> to safely hook up online. Bright orange or gold paper so that they're very
> noticeable. Maybe include a list of URLs of sites dedicated to home
> computing/security issues as well.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


Hi Sharon,
I don't think that adding bright sheets of paper with Instructions would
help because ----

Men don't read instructions !

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the manual?
(-;

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"RonK" <imhere@home.now> wrote in message
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>
> "Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
> news:OQlm9hkeFHA.3280@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I understand your points, Bobby, but think they're a little harsh. A new
>> user buying a new computer should be able to expect to plug in and have
>> the
>> things work. The blaster and sasser worms and similar nasties have killed
>> this reasonable expectation. Can't learn until you "do" and can't "do"
>> without getting easily smacked down - this puts beginner users into a
>> tough
>> situation right off the bat.
>>
>> Personally, I think the OEMs should be packing info sheets into boxes
>> with
>> computers that outline these risks and that give specific directions on
>> how
>> to safely hook up online. Bright orange or gold paper so that they're
>> very
>> noticeable. Maybe include a list of URLs of sites dedicated to home
>> computing/security issues as well.
>>
>> --
>> Sharon F
>> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
>
>
> Hi Sharon,
> I don't think that adding bright sheets of paper with Instructions would
> help because ----
>
> Men don't read instructions !
>

Technical Ecstasy
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Jerk off


"NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
news:uK2i8CgeFHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
> "stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
>> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60
>> and
>> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or do
>> i
>> have to reboot my entire computer?
>>
>> -steve.
>
>
> Turn your computer off.
> Unplug it.
>
> Do not use it again until you educate yourself on basic computer security
> (antivirus and firewall).
>
> In addition, you have not updated your version of Windows in a long time.
> Had you
> updated windows, you would not have been infected.
>
> Owning a computer is a privilege, not a right. You have certain
> responsibilities, one of which is to practice basic computer security.
> Your lack of *ANY* security practices at all resulted in your computer
> being compromised, and now your computer is infecting other computers.
> You are now a threat to everyone else on the internet, everyone in you
> email address book, etc.
>
> Do the rest of us a favor...do not turn your computer on again until you
> have learned how to protect your computer properly, thus ensuring that you
> are not a threat to the rest of the on-line community.
>
> If you are unwilling or unable to do so, then take the computer back top
> where you bought it, and get your money back.
>
> Bobby
>
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Richard Urban wrote:

> Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the
> manual? (-;
>
Yes, I've done it. So what's your point?

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
And some men read manuals! Point is we can take jibes at both sex's -
equally! (-:

BTW, guess you are a lot different than my ex. (many years removed) who, one
day, called me at work in tears because she didn't know that cars had
batteries. She thought the AAA guy was trying to rip her off. After all,
says she, "everybody knows that a car runs on gasoline!"

True story - on my mothers grave!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> Richard Urban wrote:
>
>> Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the
>> manual? (-;
>>
> Yes, I've done it. So what's your point?
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:56:41 -0400, Richard Urban wrote:

> Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the manual?
> (-;

Now, now. ;)
I start with the manual but toss it (manual, not the tricycle) before I'm
halfway through.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

NobodyMan
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
We men do read manuals. We just don't read maps, or even worse, ask
for directions.

On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 16:20:18 -0400, "Richard Urban"
<richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote:

>And some men read manuals! Point is we can take jibes at both sex's -
>equally! (-:
>
>BTW, guess you are a lot different than my ex. (many years removed) who, one
>day, called me at work in tears because she didn't know that cars had
>batteries. She thought the AAA guy was trying to rip her off. After all,
>says she, "everybody knows that a car runs on gasoline!"
>
>True story - on my mothers grave!

Malke
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Sharon F wrote:

> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:56:41 -0400, Richard Urban wrote:
>
>> Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the
>> manual? (-;
>
> Now, now. ;)
> I start with the manual but toss it (manual, not the tricycle) before
> I'm halfway through.
>
OK, one more question in this vein and then the thread should die: it is
a known fact that men won't ask for directions. Why is it OK to use a
GPS then? Because it's a gadget?* ;-)

Malke

*Related to the "males must have possession of the television remote
syndrome". >g<
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 17:31:23 -0700, Malke wrote:

> OK, one more question in this vein and then the thread should die: it is
> a known fact that men won't ask for directions. Why is it OK to use a
> GPS then? Because it's a gadget?* ;-)

LOL!
Sounds like a reasonable explanation to me!
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
The more toys you have when you enter the grave the more successful you have
been!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you thought you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
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> Sharon F wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005 12:56:41 -0400, Richard Urban wrote:
>>
>>> Ever see a woman try to put together a child's tricycle using the
>>> manual? (-;
>>
>> Now, now. ;)
>> I start with the manual but toss it (manual, not the tricycle) before
>> I'm halfway through.
>>
> OK, one more question in this vein and then the thread should die: it is
> a known fact that men won't ask for directions. Why is it OK to use a
> GPS then? Because it's a gadget?* ;-)
>
> Malke
>
> *Related to the "males must have possession of the television remote
> syndrome". >g<
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

NoNoBadDog!
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Did you miss your meds again? Or did mommy just kick you out of bed?

Bobby

"Technical Ecstasy" <Sabbath@Ozzy.com> wrote in message
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> Jerk off
>
>
> "NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
> news:uK2i8CgeFHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
>>> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60
>>> and
>>> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or
>>> do i
>>> have to reboot my entire computer?
>>>
>>> -steve.
>>
>>
>> Turn your computer off.
>> Unplug it.
>>
>> Do not use it again until you educate yourself on basic computer security
>> (antivirus and firewall).
>>
>> In addition, you have not updated your version of Windows in a long time.
>> Had you
>> updated windows, you would not have been infected.
>>
>> Owning a computer is a privilege, not a right. You have certain
>> responsibilities, one of which is to practice basic computer security.
>> Your lack of *ANY* security practices at all resulted in your computer
>> being compromised, and now your computer is infecting other computers.
>> You are now a threat to everyone else on the internet, everyone in you
>> email address book, etc.
>>
>> Do the rest of us a favor...do not turn your computer on again until you
>> have learned how to protect your computer properly, thus ensuring that
>> you are not a threat to the rest of the on-line community.
>>
>> If you are unwilling or unable to do so, then take the computer back top
>> where you bought it, and get your money back.
>>
>> Bobby
>>
>>
>
>

Technical Ecstasy
07-10-2005, 01:58 AM
Wow,how clever.Why don't you just call my ISP and limit my access to the
internet, or newspapers or books or,oh wait, I should shut up before you and
your fascist president come and take me away all together.


"NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
news:%23ypwSfseFHA.2420@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Did you miss your meds again? Or did mommy just kick you out of bed?
>
> Bobby
>
> "Technical Ecstasy" <Sabbath@Ozzy.com> wrote in message
> news:%236czEwneFHA.132@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Jerk off
>>
>>
>> "NoNoBadDog!" <no_@spam_verizon.net> wrote in message
>> news:uK2i8CgeFHA.596@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>>
>>> "stevenmaury" <stevenmaury@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> news:8C06E354-4556-4FA7-88A5-A6D9ACC27C48@microsoft.com...
>>>> Can anybody help me. I keep getting a window that counts down from 60
>>>> and
>>>> then my computer restarts. Is there anything i can do to fix this, or
>>>> do i
>>>> have to reboot my entire computer?
>>>>
>>>> -steve.
>>>
>>>
>>> Turn your computer off.
>>> Unplug it.
>>>
>>> Do not use it again until you educate yourself on basic computer
>>> security
>>> (antivirus and firewall).
>>>
>>> In addition, you have not updated your version of Windows in a long
>>> time. Had you
>>> updated windows, you would not have been infected.
>>>
>>> Owning a computer is a privilege, not a right. You have certain
>>> responsibilities, one of which is to practice basic computer security.
>>> Your lack of *ANY* security practices at all resulted in your computer
>>> being compromised, and now your computer is infecting other computers.
>>> You are now a threat to everyone else on the internet, everyone in you
>>> email address book, etc.
>>>
>>> Do the rest of us a favor...do not turn your computer on again until you
>>> have learned how to protect your computer properly, thus ensuring that
>>> you are not a threat to the rest of the on-line community.
>>>
>>> If you are unwilling or unable to do so, then take the computer back top
>>> where you bought it, and get your money back.
>>>
>>> Bobby
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>


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