June 5th, 2008, 04:39 PM
I had the task of fixing a computer with the spool.exe virus. This computer is Windows XP sp2 with from what I could tell no antivirus installed. Usually when I'm fixing a computer I will use hijack this, spybot, adaware, and process explorer as tools. Even in safe mode every program I put on the machine was automatically attacked and shutdown. This was extremely frustrating so after consulting Google I decided to delete the spool.exe from C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers. After I restarted the computer every one of the file association paths broke. So now if I click on any program windows will ask me how I want to open that program. Has anyone ever dealt with this type of problem before? Right now the only option I see is fdisk and I would rather not reinstall if there is a fix available. Thanks.