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Butch Cassidy and the8thchild

I'm having the same virus on my PC.

I think this virus is the one of this analysis:


If all files are removed, with exception of hlp.dat, the system boots normal,

but if the hlp.dat is removed, the system crashes at BSOD after the boot.

I think that is necessary to find some windows system file that hooks hlp.dat,

that makes the system don't boot without hlp.dat!

A solution for now is to live with hlp.dat and not to conduct searches in the three browsers listed here:


I'm expecting some smart people in subject to guide us to a removal and fix of this big problem!

Butch Cassidy, can you rename the topic title adding "hlp.dat", maybe will help us!

Waiting replies!

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