Media Player Problem

  whu_mike 15:42 05 Aug 04
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I ran a Virus scan earlier today and it detected a Trojan dropper in the file wmplayer.exe. The program quarantined the file and now I cant open Windows Media Player.

1) What is a Trojan dropper?
2) How can I fix this?

I know on XP there is a way to restore the computer to a previous date, and I think this would be the easiest way to solve the problem, but I cannot work out how to do this.

Any help will be greatly accepted.

Mike

  Stuartli 16:12 05 Aug 04

You could do a System Restore, but might be better to reinstall WMA from your XP disk as you are ulikely to be aware datewise when you suffered the Trojan.

  Thetford Brian 16:13 05 Aug 04

To use System restore

1. Click Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
2. You will get the System Restore Window.
3. Click Restore my computer to an earlier time then next.
4. Check a date on the calendar that appears.
5. Click next then next again.
6. Your PC will reboot and restore to the earlier time.

Afterwards, I suggest re-scanning with an online AV program to ensure that the trojan is no longer there!

7. Run your antivirus once more.

After rebooting, re-enable System Restore.

  rawprawn 16:13 05 Aug 04

click here make sure that you disable system restore. Start/Accessories/ System Restore / System restore settings onthe Right Hand Side/ Tick the box "Turn off system restore" Follow the instructions from Symantic, then turn system restore back on by unticking the box.

  Thetford Brian 16:14 05 Aug 04

OOps sorry ignore that in step 7

  rawprawn 16:17 05 Aug 04

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  Thetford Brian 16:22 05 Aug 04

Rawprawn's solution is 'spot on'.
You will need to disable System Restore.

  rawprawn 16:24 05 Aug 04

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