RE: Helkern

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I've been getting about 7 or 8 of these in the last couple of days.
Kaspersky AV picks them up & deletes them. Great. That is the only
infection that KAV tells me about. I wondered why I keep getting these?

Re: Helkern


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Google is your friend.

Info here:
The last paragraph contains a link to a patch you may need to get for
your SQL server.  This worm is quite old and if you need that patch,
it would appear you haven't used Windows update for a while.

On the other hand, if you don't have SQL Server installed, and/or the
message you're getting is more like "Your computer has been attacked
from ...... Attack - Helkern. The attack has been successfully
repulsed" then this is a firewall message and doesn't indicate
infection or deletion of files.

Also, what Kaspersky calls Helkern is more commonly known as Slammer.
This is the worm that nearly stopped commerce at several US banks
(mine included) on its first and second days on the net in Jan. 2003.
These things never go away completely.


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