deleted wmiprvse.exe

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Rockitman, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Rockitman

    Rockitman Guest

    Call me stupid. Stupid is as stupid does my mama used to say.

    Friend's Dell running XP SP2 is infected with spywarequake.

    So I run my usual adaware and spybot and hijack this stuff but to no avail.

    So I hit Ctrl Alt Delete to view running processes and notice this file
    called wmiprvse.exe poking in and out so I'm thinking this is a bad guy.

    Did a search on the hard drive for all instances of this file and deleted
    them all.

    Shortly thereafter got a message saying some important files in Windows have
    been deleted and that I need to insert the Windows XP sp 2 disk to recover

    Well this friend only has a Dell Windows xp sp1 disk and this didn't work.

    Also as a result, when I open IE6, the windows opens but it will not
    navigate to any sites at all.

    I am stuck

    Please advise.
    Rockitman, Aug 8, 2006
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  2. Rockitman

    Jaime Guest

    Well it could have been the bad boy; the wmiprvse.exe file should be located
    in the C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem folder. In any other case, wmiprvse.exe is a
    virus, spyware, trojan or worm. The file wmiprvsw.exe (note the extra "w")
    is the Sasser worm

    Copy the file from another PC to the location listed above.
    Jaime, Aug 8, 2006
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