Problems with .exe files

  Rogerthedog 12:40 28 Sep 2003
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Seems I've had the virus after I opened the scam email from "Microsoft". I've managed to grt rid using the links that some of you suggested but it's obviously left a bit of damage behind. Every time I click on one of my icons the program won't open and I get a message saying "Can't find something or other .exe" This is on all programmes apart from Internet Explorer. My system is XP. HELP!!

  MAJ 12:43 28 Sep 2003

Which program did you use to remove it, Rogerthedog? And, as you're using XP, did you disable System Restore before removing the virus?

  JIM 12:50 28 Sep 2003

A lot of damage in my view would call for a reninstall of XP at least over the top of what you have.(repair/upgrade which would mean reinstall of updates poss)

I would suggest that you carry out a sfc /scannow from the run command to see if windows will at least put back your original exe files and others.

  Rogerthedog 12:54 28 Sep 2003

I'm at home now and the problem is with my machine at work. I think it was PC washer or something like that. I couldn't even open Sys Restore to turn disable it.

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