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Has anyone heard of a virus that attacks the Autoexec.bat file? My machine continues to drop my Autoexec.bat file. I recreate this file, reboot, and it gets dropped everytime. I have made it a read only file and that keeps it intact. Any ideas??? This seems to be acting as a virus but it does not show up when I update and run Norton.
Firedad

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try running the windows xp cd in restore option so it only reinstalls windows components that are missing or corrupt.

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try running the windows xp cd in restore option so it only reinstalls windows components that are missing or corrupt.

Thanks
I am currently running Win 98SE.
I have spoken to the product support for the program I use and he suggested that Norton,spybot, or ad-aware may be seeing the info in the autoexec.bat file as something that is being added and is deleting them at start up. This program I use needs a command in the autoexec.bat file to run( It is an older court reporting program)
Firedad

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try quarantining the file.

Not too familiar on how to do this. Will the system still be able to access the .bat file. The program I run needs too get a file from the .bat file.
Firedad

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well this is a real pickle you are right though the program wouldn't run because you would pretty much make a firewall between that file and the rest of the operating system
what program do you need to run off of it i thought this was just a windows file (im not too great at anything but xp im only 15 so other operating systems are kinda old for me to be good at cause i would be like 8 or so.). Are you using me,98se,98, or 95 if any of them have system restore then i would restore back to a date maybe 1or2 days before this problem occured (this may not be possible either because you dont have system restore or because you dont have a restore point close to where you want)

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well this is a real pickle you are right though the program wouldn't run because you would pretty much make a firewall between that file and the rest of the operating system
what program do you need to run off of it i thought this was just a windows file (im not too great at anything but xp im only 15 so other operating systems are kinda old for me to be good at cause i would be like 8 or so.). Are you using me,98se,98, or 95 if any of them have system restore then i would restore back to a date maybe 1or2 days before this problem occured (this may not be possible either because you dont have system restore or because you dont have a restore point close to where you want)

This program is a DOS /Windows program that requires a path to be read in the autoexec.bat file. If the file is quarantined, the "system" will not read this file, correct.
I don't care how old you are if you can help with the problem.
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you didnt answer my question of what os do you have and if there is a system restore option.

My second post: Win 98 se. Restore option not sure

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