What do I do???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Evil Marge, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    When I scan any file with my virus scanner I get this warning...What is it and what do I do to get rid of it.
    When I run the scanner to scan the whole computer it doesn't find it :confused:
     
  2. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    what antivirus program are you using? check their website for recommendations...

    but if your kernel32.dll is really hosed, you could try a windows repair (you're using XP?), but you may need blow away your current OS to reinstall it. just my best guess.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What happens if you choose 'Yes'?

    Couldn't find a thing about it doing a google.
     
  4. XPletive

    XPletive bbbb-ring...

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  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If needed, couldn't the dll be replaced from the XP cd and the extract command?
     
  6. Evil Marge

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    Thanx guy's I can't find any info either :huh:

    Speedy I daren't choose yes cause I don't know what will happen.
    I have no idea about replacing the dll from the CD,things like that go straight over my head :confused:
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i'd say replace it with the xp cd:cool:
     
  8. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I don't know how to do this....More to the point I'm terrified to do this :D
     
  9. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    if i had an xp cd i might be able 2 help:huh:
     
  10. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    If you choose yes, the file will be deleted.. if its a vitally important file, then it (in theory) will be in use and will not be able to delete.

    Sooooo, I think, delete it, then replace it from the XP cd by doing the following.

    pop in the XP cd.
    click > start > run
    type in cmd, hit return
    type in (or copy/paste) expand D:\i386\kernel32.dl_ C:\windows\system32

    This should replace the dodgey (or deleted if you chose to do that first) file with the original from the XP cd.

    Btw, do you have service pack 1 installed? (this -may- confuse things)
     
  11. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i'm not sure if it's wise 2 delete it 1st, i say jus replace it
     
  12. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I do have sp1 installed Speedy
     
  13. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    depending if its in use you may not be-able to do either, if your going to replace it straight after i think letting norton give it a quick slap can't do any harm :)
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    err, well you're going to need to replace the file from SP1 then instead of the XP CD, not entirely sure how to do this.

    I know that you can open up the SP1 exe file if you have WinRAR installed (possibly with winzip too) and grab the file to desktop then expand it.

    Actually installing SP1 again may do the trick as it will try to replace/update all the files..
     
  15. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Thanx Speedy...I'm gonna keep looking for info and if that fails I'll try your idea :)
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    n/p, it seems wierd that an app like norton would suggest the deletion of such an important file though.
    I mean i dont know the files exact function, but "Windows NT BASE API Client DLL" doesn't sound like something you want to go around deleting :)
     
  17. Evil Marge

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    I won't be deleting it probably end up with a knackered pc if I did :D
     
  18. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Don't know if this helps - -but I found the following:

    kernel32 - kernel32.dll - DLL Information
    DLL File: kernel32 or kernel32.dll
    DLL Name: Windows NT BASE API Client DLL (32 Bit)
    Description: Contains Windows API Functions used by all Windows Applications
    System DLL: Yes

    Common Errors: File Not Found, Missing File, Exception Errors
    Solution: Download WinTasks to find out which application is using this DLL. Many problems can be solved by resinstalling this application. If the DLL is missing, download it to your windows system folder.

    At this site:

    http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/dlllibrary/kernel32/
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    You can always try this (should be quite safe :))

    Download the rar attached to this post, its my kernel32.dll (i've got sp1, should be the same) then extract it to your desktop.
    once you've done that, open up c:\windows\system32 and rename your file to Kernel32.dll.old or something similar, then move the one off the desktop into its place.
     
  20. Evil Marge

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    Thanx dudes...We did a restore then reupdated the virus scanner and when it found the infected file it cleaned it...Don't know why it didn't do that before :huh:
    From what I could find out it came from my sons ICQ prog so that's getting deleted straight away :D

    Thanx again I don't know what I'd do without you all :cool: