HELP system32.exe missing

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I ran Ad aware by lavasoft and it said that stuff was in system32.exe. me being the kid i am i deleted it. now when i turn on my computer i get

//dead link removed by ATNO -- please try it again and edit this post when it's working

is there a place where i can get the system32.exe file for windows XP pro?
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Hmm.. it's basically a case of reinstalling from the CD probably :)
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yep
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STOP!!! Ummm...Please don't reinstall!!!!

system32.exe is not a file you need/want anyway:

http://www.liutilities.com/products/win ... /system32/

Do a quick google search for system32.exe and read all the crap about it before you default to reinstalling everything

Basically you haven't completely cleaned up all the spyware on your system yet. There is still a spyware program set to run at startup causing that error because system32.exe has been apparently deleted. You need to do more research to completely clean your system.
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okay, cool. Ill keep an eye on this post, because if theres another way to clean without dumping and starting over, that would save me some time.
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Read and follow the removal instructions here:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.mari@mm.html
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I just finished fixing the problem you had. I deleted the file as well as the registry edit that was added and i was getting that error that you were getting, then i downloaded ad-aware

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

and ran a full system scan on that as well, i deleted everything that it picked up and voila!! problem solved... hope that worked... 8)
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You did what I would have done. You probably have it fixed. Let us know if you notice any problems with it.

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