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Windows 7: c:\windows\system32\drivers\pwzswb

26 Jan 2011   #1
Roger kalter

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit


is corrupt according to test. I cannot get the pc to boot up in windows 7

I don't believe this is a real windows file, but may have been some virus to lock down windows.

Any ideas how to re start ( without doing a complete re boot from the W7 CD )


Roger Kalter

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26 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

Hello Roger, welcome to the forums!

If you're able to boot into Safe Mode with Network (pressing F8 on the BIOS screen) you could run a Malware scan with Malwarebytes' Antimalware

Here: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware: Malwarebytes

The free version does everything the paid one does, the main difference is that the free version does not run in real time, you have to do "on demand" scans.

Try that, because i can't find any info on the internet about that particular file, could be a virus.

Report back, please
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26 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 RC 1 64 bit

If I may be of any help I believe that file in your System32 folder is a component of the Win32.Agobot.pwz Trojan. Follow Punksters advice on this one.
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26 Jan 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

yes, everytime you see these strange random file names, expect the worse.
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