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Can't overwrite system file

May 11, 2010 at 13:22:40
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 2.6GHz / 3000MB

Greetings all. AVG is giving me a message about an infected system file: WINDOWS\SYSTEM 32\DRIVERS\KSECPKG.SYS VIRUS: WIN 32/PATCHED DP. One of the solutions I found was to overwrite the file with one from another computer with the same OS including service pack level and language. I have copied the file to a flash drive as suggested, but when I attempt to move it to the appropriate folder, I get a message that I need administrator permission. I am the only one using the computer, and I do have a password, but I'm never asked for one. And, thus, I cannot proceed any further. The directions DO say that the file needs to be replaced in 'offline mode', but I have no idea how to do this!!! Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for all assistance.

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May 11, 2010 at 13:46:14

You have a Rootkit Virus. Aren't they fun. You have to turn off Windows Auto Recovery to prevent windows from automatically replacing the system file with the infected one. Then you can run a scan and fix the problem. Usually when I get a root kit I just reimage because you can never be sure you got rid of it.

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

The other trick is to boot to safemode, run your scan or to make a Windows Systems Disk and run the scan from the boot off of the CD.


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