In 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000 users experienced an attack of the so-called Blaster Worm. Also known as the W32.blaster.worm, the DCOM Worm, or Lovesan worm, it took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft programs to spread through networks causing unstable computer systems, for example making computers restart themselves constantly.
In late January 2003, the Blaster worm knocked out 911 emergency telephone services in Bellevue, Wash. The 911 data-entry terminals weren't directly connected to the Internet, but they used the same servers as the rest of the city, and when those started to fail (because the connected parts were hit by Blaster), the failure affected the 911 terminals.
Do you suspect a Blaster Worm has slipped into your system? Blaster Worm removal is made easy by running your internet security program with a built-in worm remover, such as BullGuard Internet Security Software.
How to remove Blaster Worms – 3 ways
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Your internet security program will most likely do its best to ensure that worms never get in. But if you suspect a worm has infected your system, run your internet security program – it will quarantine and delete worm infected files on your computer.
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The 2nd way applies when in doubt – get support!
Not quite sure all caterpillars are gone? Contact your internet security support and let them help you get rid of all harmful malware from the digital animal kingdom.
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The 3rd way is for the bold ones out there - DIY
If you are feeling up for a pretty big technical challenge, visit the BullGuard Antivirus Forum and find our step-by-step guide on worm removal. We must warn you that you are stepping into techie territory at your own risk.
Beware of computer worms!
Computer worms iare harmful programs that send copies of themselves from one infected computer to another computer with internet security shortcomings. They act very differently from other malware, such as viruses, in that they do not attach themselves to other legit programs or e-mails, but they can access your computer without you doing a thing. There are different types of worms and the harm they cause differs from one type to another. While some of them only spread and do not alter the systems they pass through, others carry the so-called “payload”, a program code typically designed to damage computers. Therefore, if a worm of this type enters your PC, it might delete important files and enable access to other malware as well, which can do even more harm.
That is why installing internet security software is highly recommended; it can provide you with efficient malware protection.
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