Is this a virus?

  sgtdibble 19:23 19 Dec 2003

I switched on the computer and a box came up saying file Reboot.exe was was corrupt and NAV advised quarantine which I did then I tried a repair but it didn't work what do I do just leave it? everything seems to work OK advise please

  spikeychris 19:27 19 Dec 2003
  spikeychris 19:31 19 Dec 2003

When Windows Installer finishes Office 2000 Setup, it executes Reboot.exe
(included on the Office 2000 Resource Kit CD) on Windows 9x computers.
Reboot.exe is set up so that it disables automatic shutdown and restart of
Windows and only reboots if the Office installation is successful. This
is mainly used when installing MS Office in a server environment.

  sgtdibble 19:35 19 Dec 2003

Thanks spikey chris I take it that its not dangerous then?

  spikeychris 19:38 19 Dec 2003

Just to elaborate, Reboot.exe could be automatic re-booting procedure left over
from installing a program, in this case it can be deleted. There
is also a possibility it was placed there by a virus, so if you have rebooted since then no harm will come from deleting it.

  sgtdibble 19:44 19 Dec 2003

Yes I have rebooted since I quarantined the file so I will delete it Thanks for explaining it for me sorry to ask simple questions but I'm fairly new to computing thanks again Tom >>>

  spikeychris 19:51 19 Dec 2003

"sorry to ask simple questions", dont be daft, we all live and learn.



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