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Xp Doesn't Load After Winfixer Removal


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#1 enteryourname

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:13 PM

Recently my computer was infected with the Winfixer or Vundo virus. I used HijackThis when antivirus programs didn't remove it completely. Using HijackThis and VundoFix with the advice of a 2 spyware forum member I removed it from my system. I also deleted a file called d_kmd.sys (NOT df_kmd.sys) from the WINDOWS\system32 folder at his advice - I can't find anything on it, so I wonder if it was really malciious. At that point it seemed to be removed and I saw no more popups. Good, until this morning, when I started up my computer. It refuses to start up saying there is that the WINDOWS\system32 folder is corrupt. This appears on the black screen...

I have Windows XP Home Edition. Is there any way I can fix this, and still keep the data on the computer? I know reformmatting would work but I don't wish to do that.

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 01:27 PM

Hi enteryourname

I'm not too sure what to suggest. The df_kmd.sys.htm is bad:
http://www.greatis.com/appdata/d/d/df_kmd.sys.htm

However i cannot find any infomation on d_kmd.sys

It is possible that you have deleted an essential windows file. I recommend you try a Windows repair install:
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

This will not reformat and delete your files, but it will repair/replace essential system files. :thumbsup:

David :flowers:

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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:46 PM

I was once told that "if you can't find it on google - it's probably bad". And it works out that way quite often. The reasoning is that legitimate programs, especially those in the System32 folder will have lot's of mention on the online forums, as will the common threats. The things that aren't found with a google are things that haven't been widely seen yet. I'd say that, in a month or two, you'll find hits on google for it.

D-Trojanator is right about the Repair Install - just remember that you don't want the repair option on the first screen (that'll take you to the recovery console - where you don't want to be). You select Install there. I believe the Repair option will be on the 3rd screen.
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 03:48 PM

:thumbsup: Thanks John! :flowers:

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