FW: Worms versus Bots

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Tue May 4 14:54:55 UTC 2004

On Tue, 4 May 2004, Smith, Donald wrote:
> If you follow these steps outlined by SANS you should be able to
> successfully update
> and NOT get infected. This is short, easy, fully documented (with
> pictures :)
> http://www.sans.org/rr/papers/index.php?id=1298

The risk is smaller, but still exists if you follow these directions
for XP pre-SP2.  See the Microsoft release notes for XP SP2 for details
about the fix.

If you do not have XP SP2, you need to disconnect your computer from the
network prior to every boot cycle until it is fully patched.

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