replacing kernel 32 in dos mode

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sweetcheekies

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how can i replace kernel 32 in dos mode. i have a worm_badtransb virus and i cant get rid of it the way housecalls says to have tried it tons of times and still get it.. norton wont even pick it up... so i figure if i delete it and see if that works

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You don't want to replace kernel32. The file that badtrans creates kernel32.exe is not a Windows file and should simply be deleted.

Do NOT delete kernel32.dll, this is the Windows file and you will not be back without it!
 

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okay if i cant delete it can i replace it? if not what can i do?
it wont go away the way housecalls says to i deleted the file it says did all the other stuff and when i run the virus scan after i reboot .. its still there..

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This is a good way of removing Badtrans files and reg keys:

Restart Windows in Safe Mode (reboot your computer, as soon as you see the text Starting Windows at the bottom of the screen, hit the F5 key).

Find the following files, if present, and delete them:
In your Windows folder: INETD.EXE

In your Windows\System folder:
KERN32.EXE
KERNEL32.EXE
KDLL.DLL
HKSDLL.DLL

Now go to Start/Run, and type Regedit.
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
Click 'RunOnce' once, in order to highlight it.
Now find the value 'Kernel32=kernel32.exe' in the right pane, highlight, and hit 'delete'.

And as Rog already said, please don't touch Kernel32.dll

Good luck,
 

sweetcheekies

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okay now what i dont have the kernel32 showing any more as a virus .. but now i have c:recycled\dc1.exe and c:recycled/dc2.dll both as the same worm_badtransb virus
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sweetcheekies

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want to bet all i have to do is empty my recycle bin? lol if that is all i am sorry guys/gals. typical blonde moment for me :)

will let u know if that is it

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sweetcheekies

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I finally got it... woohoo.. it was in the recycle bin... all i had to do was delete it.. thanks all for the help..


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