2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 4, 2011 3:46 PM by Peter M


      I installed McAfee Total Protection 2 months ago. 2 days ago a Blaster worm got under the McAfee radar. It is blocking everything except the Internet. I cannot get into MS Office, defrag, Task Manager, my anti spyware programs or McAfee. The only thing I can do is a scan. Here is the info from there IP Number.  HELP!!!! I'm unemployed and can't afford to lose all of the information on my hard drive.


      IP Information -

      Host name:




      Country Code:






      Whois* Information

      NetRange: -
      NetName: 83-RIPE
      NetHandle: NET-83-0-0-0-1
      NetType: Allocated to RIPE NCC
      Comment: These addresses have been further assigned to users in
      Comment: the RIPE NCC region. Contact information can be found in
      Comment: the RIPE database at http://www.ripe.net/whois
      RegDate: 2003-11-17
      Updated: 2004-03-16
      Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/net/NET-83-0-0-0-1

      OrgName: RIPE Network Coordination Centre
      OrgId: RIPE
      Address: P.O. Box 10096
      City: Amsterdam
      PostalCode: 1001EB
      Country: NL
      Updated: 2011-03-15
      Ref: http://whois.arin.net/rest/org/RIPE

      ReferralServer: whois://whois.ripe.net:43

      OrgTechHandle: RNO29-ARIN
      OrgTechName: RIPE NCC Operations
      OrgTechPhone: +31 20 535 4444
      OrgTechEmail: do_not_email@ripe.invalid
      OrgTechRef: http://whois.arin.net/rest/poc/RNO29-ARIN


        • 1. Re: 32Blaster.worm
          Peter M

          Moved to Malware Discussion > Home User Assistance.


          What is your operating system and service pack and are you totally up to date with Windows Updates?   The monthly security updates on the second Tuesday of every month have included protection against this for several years now - in the shape of Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.


          Boot into 'Safe Mode with Networking' by tapping F8 repeatedly while booting up and the doiw the following...all will work in that mode.


          Go HERE and download the FREE version, update it and then run a full scan.  Let it remove anything it finds and reboot id asked.

          • 2. Re: 32Blaster.worm
            Peter M

            Thanks for your PM...all is well now so will mark this as solved.