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12-08-2003, 06:40 PM
I just deleted a trojan horse virus with a Trojan Horse Remover I got off the net.

What it did was it deleted system32.exe and fixed up some other files.

Now I don't have this system32.exe file.

Does it matter if I have it or not, what effect would it have on my computer, because I kinda know it's a important file to run Windows.

Thanks for any help or advise.

12-08-2003, 06:58 PM
I seem to recall Godfather replying to this in another thread. That file IS NOT a windows file. You have a system32 FOLDER not a system32 file!

PressF1 User
12-08-2003, 07:12 PM
Indications of Infection (from the McAfee Web site).
Presence of unusual TFTP* files.

Presence of the file msblast.exe in the WINDOWS SYSTEM32 directory.

Error messages about the RPC service failing (causes system to reboot).

The worm randomly opens 20 sequential TCP ports for listening. This is a constantly revolving range (ie. 2500-2520, 2501-2521, 2502-2522). The purpose of this action is unknown.
If your PC is infected then you can download and run the fixes from the following Web sites.
Symantec Web site.

McAfee Web site