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Missing Windows/privacy_danger/index File

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#1 toxic


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Posted 27 June 2007 - 06:42 PM

I was recently infected with malware which had replaced my destop picture. While I was able to get rid of the malware with the help of Rookie147, I need help with replacing a deleted file.

I was trying to remove the desktop picture that was taking over the computer. I mistakenly deleted the files in the C:/Windows/Privacy _ danger /index.htm and emptied my recycle bin.
I now lost my screen savers and desktop backgrounds. Each time I try and set one, the Windows Internet Explorer box comes up telling me to check the path or address for the file. I have tried to rightclick in an open area of teh desktop and get no response.

Please help..

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 02:53 PM

I don't have my copy of XP handy right now, but I don't recall that particular directory being a part of the Windows XP OS. Since you were infected, this could be collateral damage caused by the infection and a repair of XP would likely fix it for you. Here's a link for the how-to: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

That'll fix most software issues that you'll encounter with the OS. There are a couple of software issues (such as drivers) that this won't fix - but it will take care of the Windows operating system files (which is where your issues seem to lie). If it doesn't fix things for you, we can move on to other areas to complete the repair of your system.
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Posted 28 June 2007 - 03:47 PM

usasma is right C:/Windows/Privacy _ danger / does not exist in any standard (uninfected) copy of XP that I have ever heard of (it's certainly not in my installation, anyway).

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 10:14 AM

Thanks for the replies. I will look at the attached link this weekend and give it a try. Hopefully it will fix the problem.

I will let you know how I make out.


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