Posted 25 November 2006 - 08:40 PM
Several nights ago I was using the Internet, and got a Norton Firewall message that the WINXPSRV.exe file was trying to access the internet for updates. I elected to block the access since I was not familiar with the file. At that point I lost access to the Internet, and have not been able to get connected since. I use Comcast for my high-speed connection, and they are of no help, nor are Microsoft or Symantec.
So I have turned to the internet. I have a laptop at work and brought it home for the weekend, and it is connecting fine to the internet. So my guess here is that my Desktop computer browser has been "hijacked", or I have a worm on it. This has happened several times over the past month, but in every instance Norton has found a worm and destroyed it. This time I have found no worm, so I don't know for sure what to think. I found this file and a file by the same name with a .pf extension, which I understand is a pre-fetch file. I deleted the .pf file but not the .exe file from the windows\system32\ directory.
Any help would be appreciated. And to be clear here I have typed the file name correctly. There was no "e"
between the "s" and "r".