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autoexec.nt missing at starup of xp

By h.t.reus ·
Every time i boot my xp based computer my autoexec.nt file is removed.
I'm using Dejawin for terminal emulation and when i want to run this program after a (re)boot i'll receive the following message. "autoexec.nt is not a valid program" after i've restored the file from the backup the program works just fine. Can you tell me why the file is missing every time after a (re)boot?

Kind regards,
Rinus Reus

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by ubellro In reply to autoexec.nt missing at st ...

Once you have recover the files, put them in read-only attribute so it will not be deleted when you shutdown your PC.

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by xjack In reply to autoexec.nt missing at st ...

The general consensus seems to be that this is a virus, most likely a parasite. Here is a link to some good info on parasites: I find that I have to use two or more cleansers to get all the bugs out. Try using Spybot along with Ad-aware.

If the file still keeps disappearing here is a trick to make it stick: once you have copied a good version to the /WINDOWS/SYSTEM32 folder, change the attributes to read-only and hidden.

Notice that AUTOEXEC.NT is really a batch text file. You can edit it with notepad to examine the contents. Just to be safe, copy it to your desktop and rename it with a .txt extension, and then right click to edit.

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