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delete wscript.exe from win2000

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How do I delete wscript.exe and cscript.exe from win2000 (so I can stop this iloveyou virus and its variants)?

If i delete them by commandline or via explorer the system puts them back again.
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You'd need to also delete them from WINNT\SYSTEM32\DLLCACHE, since that's where the system copies them from. This is a hidden, read-only folder.
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Thanks. That explains why the login script I modified fixed the NT4 machines but not win2k.
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