I could use some help from anyone with XP Pro and a few minutes to look up some info in the registry....
A little while back I did a virus scan which picked up a virus masquerading as wmiprvse.exe, located in C:\windows\system32\wbem
Since the exe file was active it wouldn't let me delete it, and any attempts to stop the process in task manager resulted in it restarting itself. So, without thinking too much (here's the problem!) i went into regedit, found the first wmiprvse entry and deleted it. That then allowed me to permanently stop the process and delete the offending exe file.
Ooops. I deleted the wrong entry. And, no, i didn't backup the registry before doing anything. I can't now update Windows, although that seems to be the only side effect that i've found so far.
So, if anyone can, could you go into your registry and post back the details for the entry so that I can (attempt) to recreate it? I need to know the location and all details for anything contained inside,
I don't really want to do a system retore as this was a while ago and a lot of stuff has been put on the PC since then. I suspect however that I'm gonna end up doing it anyway :(