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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by SuperSixFour, Oct 11, 2003.

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  1. SuperSixFour

    SuperSixFour Thread Starter

    Mar 24, 2002
    Hi all,

    I've got a quick question a little too taxing for my (admittedly limited) Windows knowledge. I don't know how he's done it but my dad has lost 'xuws.exe' from his Windows 98. This means that none of the programs on his machine can run. Any ideas how I can go about restoring it or otherwise getting hold of it? (I can't find it on my PC either).

    thanks for any input,

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    I can't find a link anywhere to that file.
    More information would help.
    What program on his computer is not working???
    Is there anymore to the error message, where does the error happen
    Has the computer been scanned with an uptodate virus scanner
  3. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

    Oct 4, 2000
    It would appear that your antivirus has detected and quarantined a virus but in doing so, it did NOT correct the registry entries that it mucked with.

    First, download and run EXEFIX08 from here


    If this program does not run, then it was the SWEN virus. Then, download EXEFIX08.INF from the same site. To run it, select the file, right mouse, install. (this will correct the EXE problem)

    Then, download and run the SWEN Removal tool. It will fix the other registry entries that were modified.


    If the EXEFIX runs, then the virus was other than SWEN.

    You should still do a full virus scan with updated definitions to check.

    Also, go into the options of your antivirus and change any that say Automatic, to say Ask Me. (or the equivalent).

    You always want the AV to tell you what it found (the virus name) and ask you what to do. You can then tell it to attempt to quarantine the virus.

    Now, you will always know if you get infected, and also the virus name.
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