|okay so i somehow got the blaster worm on my laptop. while searching online on my gf's computer i found a thread on this site about how to remove the worm|
After reading the whole thread and since others had stated that it had fixed their problem, i started following xryanx's procedure:
Please reboot and tap "F8", then select "Safe Mode with Networking", from there, download and run the Norton Blaster Worm Removal Tool: http://www.symantec.com/security_re...
If this does not, work, Download Rkill from here: http://download.bleepingcomputer.co... run it, then try again. (Note: Do not reboot once Rkill is run, as this will cause the malicious process to respawn).
I would also download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and run a scan: http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
Please post a log after running Malwarebytes.
Let me know if this helps you, please.
I rebooted in safemode and downloaded and ran rkill since others had said specifically that rkill worked great and fixed the problem. Afterwards, I downloaded and ran Norton Blaster Worm Removal Tool to be extra safe. This resulted in a scan stating that w32.blaster.worm could not be found. As happy as i could be, I assumed that rkill had removed the worm (since the Norton scan said that it could not be found) and rebooted my "clean" laptop in joys of it working properly. It starts booting up but after a few seconds, it shuts down. If i hit F2 for or F10 for it doesnt shut down. I tried hitting F8 but it will still shut down. If anyone can help me get my computer to stay on and remove the blaster worm, I would be VERY grateful!!!!
Thanks in advance, Speedyblueberry