Tell me, any .dll file that regenerates, that is after I delete it from Windows XP's Windows\System32 folder comes back again, is it a virus or can some safe .dll files do the same.
I hope I could get my meaning through. I've been affected by many viruses lately and my anti-viruses seem to be of no damn use. I'm quite at a loss.
There is such a thing called windows file protection, it may not be that dll's are actually deleting and re-apearing it maybe just windows file protection doing its job. If you are worried about things like this try using Kasperski Internet Security v6, this is my current security suite, and after over 10 years in the industry using all the rest like norton etc, this is the best, but as ever a new even better one will come through soon.
I hope this has helped answer your question
Totally agree with askchris.
Windows File Protection has been implemented since Windows 2000 and followed on by Windows ME. It prevents the user from messing up with system files. Whenever a user deletes a file from the system32 directory(sometimes Windows directory too), a so-called backup file will be copied from the system32\dllcache directory to the corresponding directory. Well, you could disable Windows File Protection from the registry (if you know which keys to edit). Just for your info, Windows File Protection is turn off when Windows is booted in safe mode.
Thanks a lot guys. I had thought those files to be viruses/trojans/malwares but found out it wasn't so.
But my computer is severely infected. I've Trend Micro OfficeScan Client, Microsoft AntiSpyware, Lavasoft Ad-Aware SE Personal etc yet I can't seem to keep my system safe!