View Full Version : Can't open command prompt
12-25-2005, 11:07 PM
On my Windows XP Service Pack 2 machine, I cannot seem to open the command prompt (Start > Run > "cmd"). It brings up the prompt for a second, and then it disappears.
I've tried running Trend Micro's online virus scanner, and I've run a few spyware scans and can't find the culprit.
12-26-2005, 09:27 PM
Figured it out.
I apparently DID have a virus, but the online virus scanner fixed it without deleting the file cmd.com (the regular command-prompt is cmd.exe).
12-27-2005, 02:01 PM
I had the same virus. You should also check your netstat.com ipconfig.com and i think there are one or two more .com files that are acting as the .exe ones.
I can't think of them right now.. If I find the article about this virus, I'll post it.
interesting ... does the virus do anything harmful besides the annoyance?
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