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Posted: 2/24/2002 4:13:00 AM EDT
Did a virus scan and came up with a corrupted file- wonder if anyone can e-mail it to me. I have no easy way to access a good copy. Windows 98 operating system- file name is KERNEL32.EXE and is found in the Windows system folder. Thanks for the help [8P]
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:11:49 AM EDT
Can't someone help with this??
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:18:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/26/2002 3:19:24 AM EDT by a3kid]
Doesn't show up on my machine...(we're running NT.) I do show a kernel32.dll though...
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:21:37 AM EDT
There is a hidden folder, I believe called sysbackup. Look for it (probably under c:\windows). It might contain a backup of kernel32.exe- it should be there. Then I would go to "Windows Update" and download some service packs to verify Kernel32 is updated. My question is, is how are you still running your computer without Kernel32? or are you?
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 7:10:48 AM EDT
There should not be a file KERNEL32 with an EXE extension on your machine. As stated earlier there should be one with the dll extension.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 7:54:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IBIAFR: There should not be a file KERNEL32 with an EXE extension on your machine. As stated earlier there should be one with the dll extension.
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If its an EXE, it could be a trojan....
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 1:03:41 PM EDT
The kernel32.exe file is a trojan virus created by the BadTrans worm virus. Here's what you what to do: -Find your win.ini file and open it with notepad. Under the line that shows "load=" make sure kernel32.exe is not listed there. If it is delete kernel32.exe and save your win.ini file -Go into your windows registry. If you are not comfortable with this, find someone who is and search for kernel32.exe. If you find it, delete it. Now restart the computer in DOS mode. There are three files along with kernel32.exe that are created by Badtrans that you should find and get rid of (protocol.dll, kdll.dll and cp_25389.nls), you should do a search on your computer and make a note of where these files are (most likely c:\windows\system) and delete them when you've rebooted into DOS mode. If you're talking about the kernel32.dll file than disregard the above. Send me an email and I'll be happy to send you a copy of the file. However, I don't know how you're getting into windows without your kernel32.dll file.
Link Posted: 2/26/2002 3:33:03 PM EDT
kernel32.exe is a virus. just delete it and search again the real kernel32 is a dll
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