I think I should start with some background info. Last Wednesday, I'd turned on my laptop (a Dell XPS M1210 running Windows XP Pro) and went out of the room for a minute or two, at most. When I came back, my entire screen was filled with notices that Symantec had tried to thwart an attack/infection. I restarted in safe mode, ran a few scans, and found this horrid _ex-08.exe program, as well as the Rogue.Security Tool malware. After a long and draining process of scan-reboot-still problems-reboot in safe mode-scan again, I think I've finally got the trouble-makers deleted or quarantined.
As of now: multiple quick and full scans with Malwarebytes', SuperAntiSpyware, and Symantec Antivirus have indicated no more nasties on my system, which makes me super-happy. The only problem is, after one of my earlier scans, SAS found a Trojan.Dropper/Sys-MS32Clod, and needed to quarantine what I assume is an infected file, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\MS32CLOD.DLL. Apparently, Windows isn't too happy about this, seeing as every time I now try to run a program, an error message comes up that reads:
programname.exe - Bad Image
The application or DLL C:\WINDOWS\system32\ms32clod.dll is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.
I then have to click the "OK" button for the program to load. This is a nuisance more than anything, and still worlds better than having to deal with a virus-laden laptop, but I was just wondering if there were any way to let Windows know that Mr. ms32clod.dll has gone to the dark side and that we're better off without him.
Would any and all solutions involve relocating my installation disk? Or is there another way I could get a copy of the file, if it needs to be replaced?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!