ws2_32.dll patched

Microsoft Windows xp home edition w/sp2
May 24, 2010 at 11:21:11
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition w/SP2
My AVG anti-virus reported this last night:
"File: C:\Windows\system32\ws2_32.dll Infection: Virus found in Win32/Patched Result: Object is white-listed (Critical/System file that should not be removed)"
I tried researching on-line for a solution. The longer the pc ran, the more files AVG were reported. I ran an AVG scan. It found ws2_32.dll, winlogon.exe and logon.exe were infected. It asked for a reboot and when it did, the PC came up into a blue screen: "The windows logon process system terminated unexpected w/ a status of 0xc0000135 (0x00000etc 0x00000etc). The system has been shut down.
Does anyone know how to repair the infected system files?
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

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May 26, 2010 at 18:06:05
Ewwwwwwwww, what a mess.

1. You could try an AV Rescue CD:

2. Or try to boot into Safe Mode and clean with the AVG.

3. If the SYS files are infected, and cannot be cleaned, then they need to be whacked and replaced via the Windows Recovery Console. That isn't a task for novices though.

4. If all else fails when the systems are Blue Screening & Sick, sometimes it's best to set up the HDD (hard disk drive) to just get the User Data cleaned & off the infected HDD. I'll take out the infected drives, put them into Rescue PCs as a slave HDD or set them up to a USB HDD cable adapter:

Then scan/clean/recover the data off to another healthy HDD. Then low level format the infected HDD, then reload the OS.

Just another stupid saying...

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May 26, 2010 at 20:23:39
If you have a blank DVD available you could try a Vista Recovery Disc

Or an XP Recovery Disc found here

Also, in the future, I would chuck AVG, too many false positives (when a file is reported by the AV program as harmful when it's actually harmless), and it also isn't that great in general. I'd use either Kaspersky or Avast!.

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