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InvisibleTODAY
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are these virus files?
    #2639544 - 05/05/04 01:54 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

my computer is seriously infected and i want to know if these files are viruses...they show up on AVAST (free virus detection/removal software) but it is kind of ambiguous as to if they are viruses or not.  here we go:

kernel32.dll

winsock.dll

wsock32.dll

if they are virues should i just delete them? thanks :thumbup:


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: TODAY]
    #2639739 - 05/05/04 02:43 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

Those aren't virus files!

kernel32.dll is the Windows kernel...it wouldn't run without it so don't delete it :wink:

winsock.dll and wsock32.dll are the windows "sockets" librarys and are required for any kind of network communication. don't delete them :wink:

i suppose it's possible the files could be infected with a virus...but i've never had that happen or heard of it so i doubt it.


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: trendal]
    #2639844 - 05/05/04 03:05 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

thanks trendal!  i did read in otd that you scored very high on the geek test  :shocked: :tongue:...hehe


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: TODAY]
    #2639954 - 05/05/04 03:29 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

:lol: :wink:


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: TODAY]
    #2640017 - 05/05/04 03:51 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

:lol: !!


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: trendal]
    #2640095 - 05/05/04 04:26 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

that would have been hilarious if someone had him delete those


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: AhronZombi]
    #2640182 - 05/05/04 04:50 AM (13 years, 21 days ago)

No it wouldn't have. :shake:


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: AhronZombi]
    #2643270 - 05/05/04 11:06 PM (13 years, 20 days ago)

yeah...NO!!...we come here to share knowledge and good times. you sir are a douche.


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: TODAY]
    #2644442 - 05/06/04 08:25 AM (13 years, 20 days ago)

No they're not virii (as so many said), but  it's a good thing you asked. You'd have been really fuxxored if you deleted those! :oogle:


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Re: are these virus files? [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2646545 - 05/06/04 06:27 PM (13 years, 20 days ago)

it sucks to be fuxxored


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