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#1 AlanLeon

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 11:40 PM

Hi,
I've been working on a machine hit by Antivirus2009. Thought I'd done well on Friday (finally deleted the offending dll).
At the weekend the machine started getting 'NT Authority shutdown in 60 seconds' messages.

I decided to bring the (desk) machine home - disconnected everything (5 x USBs), got home, found that I had 1 USB keyboard (Logitech cordless).

How can I get the machine to recognise the keyboard? Don't I have to be in the OS for USBs to be recocnised? What happened to the old 'No keyboard present' message?

If I nip out and get a corded keyboard/mouse will that help?

Any help gratefully accepted.

Alan

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 06 January 2009 - 08:12 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

USB and SATA have changed many things about configurations. USB data input devices (mouse, keyboard) are so common now that BIOSes have been changed to accommodate the ease of use that users want. The BIOS on many motherboards contains options for booting with these devices fully operational.

But, I don't think that hardware is your problem :flowers:...I think that you are infected with the Blaster worm, from what I read and what I experienced.

http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=37614

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaster_worm

I was hit by a Blaster several years ago when I foolishly did not have my firewall working while I tried to Windows critical updates, after a clean install. A system doesn't need very much exposure to be attacked. i now recall the shutdown in 60 seconds thing.

Of course, I could be totally wrong...but I suggest running it by BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ or at least awaiting opinions from someone who might shed more light on what's wrong.

Louis




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