Dust.exe error message

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Kevin Lock, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Kevin Lock

    Kevin Lock Guest

    When i log onto Windows XP i get a message
    saying "Windows cannot find 'Dust.exe'. Make sure you
    typed the name correctly, and then try again"

    I realised that Dust.exe was a file with a virus in it
    and it was stored in c:/Windows/System32/Dust.exe so i
    deleted the file, but now every time i log on it says
    that file is missing.

    my friend seems to think that when the virus got onto my
    computer it made Windows XP think that it was a part of
    sorftware it needed to work and now its deleted it makes
    it think that Windows is not right and missing files.

    Can anyone help me???
    please either reply to this or if u can e-mail me at
    it will be very much
    Kevin Lock, Dec 4, 2003
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    Jason Tsang Guest

    open up regedit and look at
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon key
    You should see on the right "Shell" with the entry of "Explorer.exe
    right click on it and modify then remove the dust.exe.

    Whoever cleaned the virus didn't do a complete job.
    Jason Tsang, Dec 4, 2003
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