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Windowsup.exe ????

Posted on 2004-09-21
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I scanned my PC with Norton Anti-Virus with the latest virus definition and it found the file windowsup.exe, in c:\winnt\system32, infected with w32.spubot.worm. But it failed to repair or to delete it. When I browse the folder, I cannot see the file. What can I do to remove it
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by:blue_zee
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Try running NAV in Safe Mode.

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by:jonathan6587
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chriska,

try doing an "attrib -h -s -r c:\winnt\system32\windowup.exe"

then,

del c:\winnt\system32\windowup.exe

if you can't delete it then... boot to safe mode and try to delete it there.

If that doesn't work - let us know.

-Jonathan

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by:jonathan6587
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whoops.  

From the command prompt.

attrib -h -s -r c:\winnt\system32\windowsup.exe

-h = remove hidden flag
-s = remove system flag
-r = remove readonly flag

del c:\winnt\system32\windowsup.exe <-- you will probably get an access denied message

boot to safe mode

del c:\winnt\system32\windowsup.exe <-- should work, but be aware that even if you delete this file that it may come back.

Sorry for the repost I don't like making errors or throwing just anything on the page without an explanation.

-Jonathan  

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