Win98se, major problem with programs that stopped running...
Posted on 2004-03-23
I have a problem that occured just this instant. I am writing this message through my second machine.
When I booted my PC, my AntiVirus program found a worm called "Protoride.B" in the MsUpdate.exe file under c:\windows\start menu\programs\startup folder. I booted in safe mode and deleted the file, since the AV could not do anything with the infected file in normal mode.
Now that the file is gone, as soon as I boot Windows noramlly, I get an error that Windows cannot locate a file called "start.exe". I cannot run ANYTHING. I tried using the system file checker, but that too does not run.
Please guide me what to do...
Thanks a bunch.