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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lenjob, Apr 15, 2004.

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  1. lenjob

    lenjob Thread Starter

    Apr 8, 2004
    About 2 weeks ago my antivirus software (PC CILLIN) detected a Trojan:GEMA.A that could not be cleaned and was placed in Quantine. It was suggested that I delete the file. The file was C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PIXEL32.EXE.
    Although I was not sure if this was a file I really needed, like a dummy, I deleted it. Now everytime I boot us after the Windows XP screen appears I get the following message: Windows cannot find C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PIXEL32.EXE, I click search then get the following:COULD NOT LOAD OR RUN FILE C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\PIXEL32.EXE. MAKE SURE THE FILE EXISTS ON YOUR COMPUTER OR REMOVE THE REFERENCE TO IT IN THE REGISTRY.Can this file be restored?
  2. Dan O

    Dan O

    Feb 13, 1999
    PIXEL32.EXE is added as a result of the GEMA VIRUS!

    So you don't want to reinstall it.

    To be safe create a System Restore Point. To access it select Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and System Restore will be on the left menu.

    Then run Regedit and search for PIXEL32.EXE and delete every reference for it.

    Next exit Regedit and reboot to test.
  3. mobo


    Feb 23, 2003
    Might be a good idea to look at the overall system as well so if you wish to then follow the following:

    First please get Spybot S&D to clear out most of the spyware.

    Short tutorial and download link here:

    Fix everything SpybotSD labels in red.

    Then after reboot:
    Download 'Hijack This!'. http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/
    Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

    When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
    Press that, save the log, load it in Notepad, and copy its contents here. Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, don't fix anything yet.
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