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Missing winword.exe file (word 97)


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#1 bbaker

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:13 PM

Dear Friends,
Recently I went to open word 97 (I have office 97) only to find that the winword.exe file could not be found. The only thing I've done in the past month or so is get rid of some serious malware using malwarebytes antimalware. I also used one or two other anti-spyware/anti-virus apps. One of them was Dr. Cureit - somebody recommended it. Is it possible that one or more of these programs could have somehow deleted my word 97 exe file? When I searched for the file all I found was a file called winword.exe-23347E4F. Strangely enough my wife's laptop has the same problem. And yes, I ran malwarebytes antimalware on hers too. I have lost my office 97 CD and so I'm trying to do what I can to recover this file on both computers. It just seems too much like lightning striking in the same place twice. Does anyone else here at BC have any such experience with this sort of thing? Tnx 4 the help.

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#2 funnytim

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 01:26 AM

It is possible that, when you ran your anti-malware software, it deleted / moved / renamed the Winword.exe file due to an infection.

One suggestion I can offer is to try looking into your anti-malware program(s) and see if you can restore any previous winword.exe files. If you can't then the only thing I can think of is to do a repair install of Office 97.

However someone else here may have a better solution than me, so you should probably wait for some better answers ;)

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:55 AM

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