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Recovering system file from Cabs - after virus attack

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I have a W98 system.  There must have been an undetected virus on my system; because today after I ran PC_Illon (my virus detector) after updating it, PC_Illon reported a virus called PIF_Woode, and quaranteened a Windows file called "Exit To Dos.PIF"

My question is, how do I restore that PIF file??
I dont know if there are unprintable characters in that file name, or what; because I tried to use SFC to resore it from my Windows CD, and my Windows SP1 CD.  In neither case could it find the file.

BTW, that virus must have been on my system for a while, because I restored "Exit to Dos.PIF" from my backup file, reran the virus checker, and that too was infected.

Thanks for the help!
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Check out this link. Scroll down to where it says "Exit To Dos"

http://members.aol.com/axcel216/newtip10.htm
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Just try re-starting in ms-dos mode it and it should get recreated.
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Vinnyd79:
Thanks for the quick and timely responses.  As I was working on the fix, my virus co. (PC_Cillon) released an update, saying that there previous release was giving a "false positive'  on a supposed virus in "exit to dos.pif".  So, once I updated w/their release of today, I followed what your suggestion said, and it worked.  Thanks!
DickY

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