Yes, I know this is a Linux forum, and this isn't Linux related, but googling
isn't helping, and I know there are some very sharp SysAdmin types here who
know more about Windows than they care to admit, so...
I'm fighting with a Virus-loaded XP system, and after every other attempt, I
installed the hard drive as a second drive on an old XP box and scanned it
Along with the usual virii, ClamWin reports that /pagefile.sys contains
Trojan.Downloader.Krepper.Q, but I'm nervous about deleting /pagefile.sys
from the drive.
Googling returns loads of pages on the subject, but most of them say "Don't
delete pagefile.sys, it's swapspace." which I know. But, if the Windows
swapspace contains a virus, and it's not removed, then the system can get
If I delete /pagefile.sys, will XP recreate a new, blank one, or will this
cause more trouble? Most everything else found I feel safe about deleting,
just /pagefile.sys has me nervous.
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