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components and applications disapering

By duct_tape_is_good ·
A few days ago things started disapering from c:\windows\system32 (sndvol32.exe, calc.exe)
I dont know what did it, but i copied the two over from c:\windows\system32\dllcache to c:\windows\system32, which worked for those two programs.

Today it happened with mspaint.exe (i didnt copy anything over yet for that)

also, the shortcut in my start menu to windows media player is gone, and the button on my keyboard to open it no longer works.

My first thought was that it was the 'kama sutra' virus, but a couple virus scans provided no evidence of a virus.

I ran a couple spyware scans also, with the same results.

I'm using trend micro office scan, and MS anti spyware beta.

recently i rolled back from IE7 to IE6 (but i dont think that would cause any problems like this) any ideas?


oh, ps: i havent rebooted in a few days, and we all know how windows gets without being rebooted. im going to try that and cross my fingers (but i doubt it'll do anything)

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to components and applicatio ...

Firstly download Ad aware and Spy Bot S&amp from

Update both of them and then boot into Safe Mode and run the Scans. Also run an AV scan as well.

From Personal Experience the MS Anti Spy Ware is useless it used to work fairly well but over the different generations it's become like most other MS products Absolutely Useless.

I recently got in a computer here that was supposed to be CLEAN well at least according to the MS Product and I found well over 300 Different pieces of Mal Ware install on it.


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