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By racybabeuk ·
I am running XP on a pentium ii laptop for my boss and using tiscali as the internet provider. when connected to the net - after about 10 minutes - XP gets shutdown with the message Remote Call Procedure shutdown - NT client request. I have made a few tweeks and it did not happen today but what causes this message?

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Remote Call Procedure shu ...

The Blaster worm (or one of its variants, like the Welchia variant) is what caused it.
I bet this XP machine does NOT have the MS03-039 patch on it, eh?
It does need the patch.
http://www.microsoft.com/security/incident/blast.asp
Go there and get the XP version of the patch and install it.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to

One more thing. A lot of people have been confused on when their machine is hit by a Blaster worm, but then when they run an antivirus scan, it does not pick anything up.
That is because when a Blaster worm hits you, sometimes it correctly triggers the RPC vulnerability and infects the machine, and sometimes the RPC service fails, triggering the RPC alert you saw and the virus is NOT able to infect the machine.
But now, you get RPC errors, because in the process of trying to infect you, all Blaster did was mess up RPC.

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by racybabeuk In reply to

Thank you I will do this Tuesday when i get back to work.

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