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How do I get explorer.exe from XP CD?

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#1 Williamsf1


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:36 AM

Hi there, my explorer.exe file got affected with a trojan. So I ran Hitman Pro antivirus software. After it detected the virus, it told me to reboot my computer. Then I noticed it was deleting my explorer.exe file and possibly my winlogon file (I think it did but not 100% sure). It now automatically reboots everytime the XP loading screen goes off. Someone else who did the same thing said they resolved this problem by manually copying explorer.exe and winlogon from their XP disc. How do I do this? All help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Edited by Williamsf1, 03 October 2010 - 05:56 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 07:55 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Can you boot into safe mode?


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Posted 03 October 2010 - 08:57 AM

You can try running windows as a repair disk



This will not remove the infection, this is a very nasty one, unless you can wait for our overworked malware removal experts, I would suggest a clean install

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 11:15 AM

Apart from the inconvenience, a clean install is always preferable,
(unless members have not backed up and need to recover important data).

Although one could generally use a Linux LiveCD to recover the data.

Is that too simplistic a view?

Of course, I've overlooked the fact that so many people just don't have all their disks!

Edited by petewills , 03 October 2010 - 11:23 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:14 PM

Most likely, you're infected with Bamital trojan, a nasty piece.

You better....

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

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