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mridang_agarwal

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Hey guys,
I have this problem with my PC. Something seems to have corrupted my files in the system32 folder. Everytime i type a command like "ping" or "cmd" i get an error and the DOS application crashes but it all seems to work fine when i type - "ping.exe" or "cmd.exe". Why is this happening? I ran sigverif to verify the integrity of all windows files but the results were fine. I have attached a screeshot of the error.

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wannabe1

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Hi mridang_agarwal...

Navigate to C:\Windows\system32 and look for regedit.exe, regedit.com, and regedt32.exe. If all three are present, you may have a malware infection and we'll need to get that cleaned up first.

Let me know what you find.

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mridang_agarwal

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i have regedt32.exe and regedit.com. Regedit.exe is in the windows folder.
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This topic has become stale and i've still not been able to resolve this. Any help?
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This topic has become stale and i've still not been able to resolve this. Any help?

Looks to me like Malware, try posting a topic over in Malware Removal, but, read the sticky first!

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