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Offline lee20

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win32 kernel
« on: July 06, 2004, 01:11:06 PM »
Hi,
my firewall detected an application called "win32 kernel core component" in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Kernel32.dll and apparently has a UDP protocal.
I scanned it with avast and kaspersky but they didn't pick it up as a virus, but because of its name and its way of trying to get onto the internet i became suspicious so i put it in the virus chest and put block on it with sygate , have i done the right thing?.

I then tryed a google search which turned up results by symantec and sophos saying it was a virus, but i felt it best to ask because i am not sure what to do, email to avast/deleat?.

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Re:win32 kernel
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2004, 01:21:39 PM »
I would say that kernel32.dll is the main part of your operating system - it certainly isn't a good idea to delete it.

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Re:win32 kernel
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2004, 01:24:53 PM »
Process File: kernel32 or kernel32.dll
Process Name: Windows Kernel Process
Description: Windows Kernel, which provides system services for managing threads, memory, and resources.
Company: Microsoft Corp.
System Process: Yes

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Re:win32 kernel
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2004, 01:45:03 PM »
ok, i  resored it, 1 thing tho, when i restored it a warning came up asking if i wanted to overwrite the origional, i pressed yes, did i do the correct thing?

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Re:win32 kernel
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2004, 01:47:22 PM »
If you use windows ME or XP, the file was already restored by system restore, so it is perfectly normal you saw that question. No harm done.

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Re:win32 kernel
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2004, 01:50:30 PM »
im using win 98 SE tho

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