I've been reading long winded solutions to killing off mappc.exe.
Edit: Your solution is quite interesting. If you understand the solution that you are suggesting, then you would understand that, the methods used on this website are same. Only we do not use some of the tools suggested by you in this fix. Simply because the tool is not the most appropriate for the task.
Also as you rightly pointed out, to ensure that no traces of infection is left behind (just in case you havent seen some of the other infections, which regenerate because of hidden files), reboot is always preferred.
As far as scanning files goes, it is simply not possible for anybody to know about all the legitimate and bad file names or all softwares / programs for that matter. It is therefore prudent to determine whether the file is actually bad. I am sure that people visiting this and other similar site trust the helpers. We donot want to disrupt their legitimate programs !!!!
Edited by tampabelle, 05 August 2005 - 03:36 PM.