how to restore xpnetdiag.exe

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
July 30, 2010 at 14:05:32
Specs: Windows XP, 768 MB
Avast recently found malware [win32-Malware-gen]in a file called xpnetdiag.exe. The file was in C:\WINDOWS\$NTServicePackUninstall. According to some forums, if that file isn't in C:\WINDOWS\ network diagnostic folder its probably a virus so I quarintined it with Avast. I went to the diagnostic folder and there were 3 entries for this file but none of them ended in .exe. Do I need this file in the proper folder, or at all? And if so, how can I replace it. I saw a download at Microsoft for the diagnostic tools that contain this file, but I think it was for SP2, I have SP3. Thank you in advance.

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July 30, 2010 at 15:01:02
Have a look here:

As for that file, I'm pretty sure it is required for use as it's to diagnose network connection problems on Windows XP. However, I would assume that program would work on SP3 just fine. (If it can't install it will tell you obviously).

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July 30, 2010 at 19:03:36
Thanx Xryanx, instead of downloading anything I just tried the diagnostic feature on the TOOLS pull down and it worked fine. I'll leave the suspect file in quarintine for now in case something is lurking. Thanx again

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