Windows XP destroyed after malware removal

September 25, 2010 at 13:07:07
Specs: Windows XP, 512/2.3
Hi I have a real bad issue is there anyone out there fancy helping pls.

I have been given 3 desktops since mine overheated - I have put all the best bits from the computers together to make a half decent one. I could only get 1 hard drive to work in this system XP(I have 6 - 2 of which should be o.k) the rest just don't seem to work BUT I got all running on the one and it was massively infected with viruses,trojans,backdoor,security-hijackers all in all about 520. I managed to install and run Malewarebytes, AVG, Superantispyware and ATFcleaner, when all viruses were removed and i saved the mbamlog on the desktop - AVG pulled msls52.dll which was a system file - I was cautious and sent it to AVG research who sent an email saying it was definatley a virus, so I rebooted and now Explorer doesn't show taskbar, icons and any program i run from taskmanager - the only thing that works - i get constant errors telling me no msls52.dll file is missing please re-install. I need help with this one please!!

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September 25, 2010 at 13:35:11
Why don't you just wipe the drive completely & install XP from scratch?

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September 25, 2010 at 13:39:56
I have no disk for XP. Ideally I think all I need is the msls.dll file to re-install.

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September 25, 2010 at 13:45:51

msls.dll is just a Dynamic link library file. It doesn't reinstall Windows. Go out & buy Windows XP Installation CD.


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September 25, 2010 at 14:24:56
Building a computer with bits and pieces from three other computers and expecting it to work without re-installing Windows is showing a degree of optimism that can move mountains.

However, with the beast will in the world, it is very difficult to move mountains so you are going to have to buy an installation disk.


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September 25, 2010 at 16:05:30
Googling around for msls52.dll makes me think it might be a "nasty",
rather than a valid file.

Someone on here reckons they cracked it:

This website seems to go along with the same idea so it might be
worth reading too:

Ms Hulot's boat

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September 25, 2010 at 18:56:35
It seems to me that the best way to solve this problem is to find a backup disk and reinstall the Xp.

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