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  1. #1
    TheTechGuy
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    Exclamation Beware XP users

    Just found this on another BB ..

    A huge whole on XP system, if you enter this phrase: "hcp://system/DFS/uplddrvinfo.htm?file://c:\*" on your explorer (or run) bar it will erase your HD

    DO NOT TRY THIS

    To fix this just go to:
    C:\windows\pchealth\helpctr\system\dfs\uplddrvinfo.htm
    Delete the file uplddrvinfo.htm or just rename it and you will be
    protected from the vulnerability. This will not bother Windows at all.
    If you have installed Service Pack 1 for WindowsXP you are also
    protected. While it is unnecessary to do both, it couldn't hurt.

    "hcp://" is the short for H lelp C ontrol C enter
    Its the windowx XP help center.

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    Precision Processor Super Moderator egghead's Avatar
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    nice post

    so i could paste that into a website on the agree or exit screen

    so if you disagree you loose your hd and have to install xp again

    it seems xp has more holes than a lavarock

    cheers
    egghead
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    Triple Platinum Member Thor's Avatar
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    If you don't have SP1 you could also go to Gibson's site www.grc.com and get XPdite, a little utility that'll fix it for you.


    Thor

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