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#1 IHateAbnormalities

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:13 PM

I used to get a lot of malware and I am wondering if there is any system files I may be missing. I also need to know where to get the ones I am missing if any.

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#2 -David-

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 02:14 PM

Try going to Start...Run...and type in "sfc.exe /scannow" (without the quotes) and press Enter. It may ask for your XP Installation CD. Once it's done, please visit Windows Update to ensure that you've got the latest hotfixes and updates (sfc.exe replaces system files when it runs).
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 01:17 AM

D-Trojanator:
I have a question, I've been browsing these forums a while tonight and I see you recommending updates and such after simple fixes. I've heard and read that it is not safe to update (i.e. service pack 2) untill you have cleared out all the infections (i.e running many malware removal programs). What is your view point on this?

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Posted 18 February 2006 - 03:57 AM

Hey Kruncher - i ask to install all critical updates except Service Pack 2. after they have run a few general scans on thier computer. Some hijacks/malware interfere with the installation of Service Pack 2, so I wait until the computer is clean before installing it. Can you give an example of your point please.
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