win 98--I did a really stupid thing this a.m. I opened up an attachment from ":microsoft re a patch and it was a worm. The virus utility had been disabled and it got through. I think this missing file is a result of the virus scan getting rid of the worm.
However--I need to get that file operating again. Thanks!!!
Reboot and immediately start tapping the f8 key . Next you should see a black screen with white lettering. From the list choose command prompt. At the command prompt type scanreg /restore (note the space before the /).Then choose the date before the virus date and enter then reboot the system ...
This is too late to help you BearMom, but for the benefit of others see Wet Chicken's post "New IE Virus Alert!". Microsoft never send patches by email... if you get one it is not genuine. Dump it without opening the attachment!
I have printed out Wet Chicken's instructions for changing the registry key (value?) that the worm seems to have done.
They look very intimidating. Is there a chance of disabling the wrong thing? (My computer is running so slowly right now that the cursor is moving across the page before the letters appear on the screen.)