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We have individual reports of other versions of Windows being affected as well.
The use of "e Policy Orchestrator", which is used to update virus definitions across a network, appears to have lead to a faster spread of the bad DAT file. gbruneau at isc dot sans dot org We're seeing this issue as well. We were able to stop the spread of the bad DAT file with our e PO server and were able to push out the old DAT that helped some of our machines. There appears to be a 'safer' way to recover the svchost binary.
The e Policy Orchestrator is used to update "DAT" files throughout enterprises. We also had some laptop users get the DAT file from home or while coming into the office. We now have about 100 machines that are in a reboot loop. While it is a less convenient method, it is probably the best way. It is not like reported in thi blog, but the has been deleted and windows got in real problem.
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