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Virus Attack on Win 95!

By huang_jack ·
My computer was infected with Win95/MTX.gen@M virus which changed wsock32.dll and ALL files in my WINDOWS/SYSTEM directory.

McAfee detected the virus only after I ran a scan on my drive. The files could not be cleaned, only delete. But deleting all the files make my WIN95 unoperatable. Now I am stucked. I have contacted McAfee and read the instructions on how to manually remove the virus, but it will not work in my case. How do I copy get a new copy of WINDOWS/SYSTEMS files install on my PC so I can boot up and access my other files on the hard drive?

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Virus Attack on Win 95!

by jmar In reply to Virus Attack on Win 95!

If you have the original Windows 95 CD and the startup disks that came with your computer, then you can boot up using the startup disk and then reinstall Windows 95. Then you'd have to reinstall your applications as well.
Alternatively, you could boot up with a startup disk and then access your files on the hard drive. But you'd still need to reinstall Windows before you could run any of your Windows programs.
Good Luck.
Jeff

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by jmar In reply to Virus Attack on Win 95!

Reinstalling Windows will NOT delete any data on your hard drive. It will only make any programs you installed before inoperable, which is why I said you'd need to reinstall them after reinstalling Windows.

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by S6xtyN9ne In reply to Virus Attack on Win 95!

If your system files are infected, you will have to Debug, fdisk, format and reinstall. You could copy windows over windows, however it will probably create more problems and is NOT advised. You will lose ALL data by doing this. I can email you the debug script, fdisk walk through, and instructions on formatting and reinstalling. If you want those, just email me at tobygri@clientlogic.com and ill get it to you asap.

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