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    Remote Call Procedure Tip

    Small tip to ward off attacks.

    1. go to the services thing by like start/run and type: services.msc (or however ya wanna get here this is the quickest)
    2. Scroll down to Remote Procedure Call (RPC) and double click on that
    3. Go to Recovery tab and like on all the Falure tabs choose: Restart the service instead of Restart Computer
    4. Close and your good to go

    If u already knew about this dont flame me im just makin sure some more ppl know

    Interesting, I don't know it if works, but I applied the change just in case.

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    Thanks for the tip. I just did it too. As long as nothing goes wacky I'll keep it that way till I hear different.

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    If your PC is continually restarting due to this Remote Call Procedure, try to unplug your network interface card, (just unplug the ethernet cable), and then restart your PC. Try to apply the fix above. That should take care of this problem.

    And, I heard from a friend, who went through this same thing. He called Microsoft and they told him to reinstall windows. You don't have to reinstall windows.

    And make sure you are running a firewall after you fix this issue. That should prevent things like this from happening in the first place.
    Last edited by Big Booger; August 11th, 2003 at 23:00 PM.

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    Thanks BB for the quick tip and a good one at that. I've talking with people all day about trying to reduce the effect of RPC issues.

    Luckily I had patched and updated everything when this flaw was discovered.

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    Speaking of the update and patch for this:

    http://www.techzonez.com/comments.php?catid=1&id=4295

    You can download that by visiting the TZ front page, that contains more detailed information about this issue.

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    Here is an update to all you kind folks that are looking for info on this new viral threat.

    August 12, 2003

    Worm Infection Affects West Coast Traffic

    Xaffire monitoring locations along the West Coast of the United States detected an overall increase in latency beginning at 12:00 GMT (7:00 am CDT) and peaking at 18:00 GMT (1:00 pm CDT). Reports from various news sources said that the LovSan, or MSBlast virus reportedly programmed to perform an attack on Microsoft Corporation was gaining momentum throughout the day.



    Figure 1: Latency from Xaffire Beacons located on the West coast of the United States indicate increased latency on the Internet

    The clear increase in latency in the West Coast indicates that that region of the United States was experiencing much higher traffic than normal. Some Xaffire customers that have devices located in the West Coast were notified that higher than normal latency was occurring for those specific nodes.

    Xaffire measurements indicate that latency is slowly returning to normal along the West Coast. Xaffire monitoring locations did not detect increases in latency on other sections of the United States.

    Figure 1 shows the increase in latency on the West Coast.

    Early reports indicate that the virus is set to launch a denial of service attack on Saturday, August 16.

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    Eggheads mailbox from http://www.xaffire.com
    hehe
    Last edited by egghead; August 12th, 2003 at 21:29 PM.

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    Thanks BB,I must have applied this previously because it was already done.I'll check my network computers for same.
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    I actually was unsure about this tip as no one had said much about it when I applied it back when I posted this. Glad all my PCs had this tip. And they all had up-to-date antivirus software, firewalls, and were behind my router without the DMZ.

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    today you can see that it is starting to slow drop

    Rolling 24-hour Reachability




    http://average.xaffire.com/
    Last edited by egghead; August 15th, 2003 at 19:44 PM.

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    the slow drop posted in the pic above is actually the time the power utage hit North America!

    you can see that the ISP's all handled the outage very well and the internet still kept chugging along the way it had been designed to do.

    very cool indeed!

    Rolling 7-day Reachability,



    cheers
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    Last edited by egghead; August 15th, 2003 at 20:42 PM.

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    Why not just:

    1. click on the START button.
    2. Click on RUN.
    3. In the RUN dialog box, type "shutdown -a" (without quotes).
    4. Press the ENTER key.

    This will halt the RPC shutdown process.
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    You are certainly correct, your method works just fine.
    Last edited by Big Booger; August 17th, 2003 at 06:24 AM.

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