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By lmayeda ·
I have a WIndows NT4 which has recently been having intermittant(4 times in the last week)BSODs while 'just sitting there'. Re-booting brings the system back up but what can I do to troubleshoot? I have done a virus scan via a network PC (using latest dat files) and found nothing. The event log references the MINDA virus in the text of the EXTRA.DAT file (I've found the same file in several network PCs). No other Nimba/Minda symptoms remaining. Could this be defective ram (512MB), corrupted sytem files?

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by dmiles In reply to Getting intermittant BSOD ...

You mention finding the minda virus in text,use find files or folders and see if this file is duplicated,it may have set the file up in the root directory,check by opening Windows Explorer and see if the folder exist as a duplicate
To eradicate it would be best to take the system off the network until eradicated,because it could be moving via the network as it tranport

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by ojmj In reply to Getting intermittant BSOD ...

It sounds like you could have remnants of Nimda still on your machine. Fortunately, there is a way to find out and remove it. It is a bit time consuming (about an hour or two), but worth the try.

This is the address where you get the Nimda removal tool (be sure to remove any spaces that
may appear in the URL):
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.nimda.a@mm.removal.tool.html

I am pasting in the instructions that I have sent to several people so that they could disinfect. If
they seem basic, that's the reason. I respect your computer knowledge.

...

On the removal tool page, click on the block that offers a printer friendly page. It is four pages,
but you will want to have it.

Follow the instructions, and you should be able to do the trick.

There are two types of NIMDA viruses (W32.Nimda.A@mm and W32.Nimda.E@mm.) Download all of the files that they suggest and run the tests per the instructions.

fixnimda.com
chktrust.exe

(it is mentioned under the paragraph called The digital signature. You'll want to be
sure that the digital signature is correct. That makes sure that the fixnimda.com file isn't
corrupt. (Wouldn't that be terrible!)

Follow the instructions on the printout. Run the Fixnimda.com program repeatedly until you are
given a screen that says you don't have the virus on the machine.

Good luck. Nimda shut down 5 computers on our church's network, andit took me about 10
hours to get it back up and running. It required disinfecting each one of them (detached from
the network) and then reinstalling quite a few MicroSoft programs. It didn't seem to have any
effect on non-MS software.

O.J.

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by ojmj In reply to Getting intermittant BSOD ...

As soulrider says above, pull this machine off the network before running the virus check. After this machine is clean, run the FixNimda program on the other computers on the network also, because NIMDA does migrate to everything that is handy.

O.J.

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by @lberto In reply to Getting intermittant BSOD ...

Yep, it sounds like Nimda is still around. You can just check it online on Norton web site or you can just download the Protector Plus, install it, let it check and clean if necessary your Pc.
Check
www.pspl.com

Good luck,
@lberto
alberto@pancarib.com

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