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    infected kernel32.exe file...

    Hi,

    On our WinME laptop, the kernel32.exe file has been infected with a virus which Nortons2002 cannot clean.

    But the PC still seems to be working Ok.

    My Q. is - should I go for a complete reformat - as this is an important file?
    or should I just continue using it as normal?

    Thanks,

    m.q.

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    Re: infected kernel32.exe file...

    KERNEL32.EXE IS your virus. In fact, it's the BADTRANS worm that recently made the rounds....check out for some additional detail. Symantec has an <A target="_blank" HREF=http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.badtrans.b@mm.removal.tool.html>automatic removal tool on their website as well.

    Should you reformat? I wouldn't. I'd get rid of the problem, keep my virus definitions up to date, and never forget that it happened!!
    -Mark

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