Trawling the internet tonight when Norton 2001 reports that MSDOS.EXE has been infected with a virus. It refuses to repair and can only quarantine this file. Further investigation with NAV suggests that the file will have to be deleted and replaced with a copy of the original. This may be a silly question but where do I get a copy of the original from without reinstalling the whole OS?
I am running Windows ME (on a machine purchased from Gateway so I have the original Gateway OS back up CD). Unfortunately due to a previous spate of Email viruses I have turned system restore off so cannot use that facility.
Thanks Taff36 but being a bit thick with these things I have 2 questions :- 1. The symantec response refers to a file called 'msapp.exe' being set up (rather than msdos.exe), with registry system.ini file changes all related to msapp.exe. Should I follow these instructions but substitute msdos.exe for msapp.exe at all points?
2. The response sort of inicates that the file infected by the virus is a new one to the PC ie it is not an application currently in place that is infected. Do I need a MSDOS.EXE application file?