Posted 08 July 2010 - 12:57 PM
I just recently did a malware clean on an acer computer running windows vista -32bit running sp2. I was finishing off the clean and was trying to go about just managing some of the startup items, when I noticed that the msconfig file was missing right out of the /system32 folder. I have done a complete and thorough check to see if I could find it anywhere else on the computer, but it seems that the malware has gone and deleted it. This is not my computer, so I'm not sure of any prompts or messages the owner received prior to giving me the computer to cleanup. By complete and thorough, I mean that I have searched all of the hidden files and system files, and I even tried to run it from the dos prompt.
I'm not really concerned with the "how did this happen?". All I need help with is "how do I get this back?". Any help that anyone could give me would be greatly appreciated.