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You receive a "Windows File Protection: Files that are required for windows to run properly have been replaced by unknown versions" error in Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows 2000
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You may experience one or more of the following symptoms on computers that are running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows XP, or Microsoft Windows 2000:
This behavior may occur because of an infection by VX2 malicious program variants.
Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta) can detect and remove many variants of the VX2 malicious program.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892279/ )How to obtain Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware (Beta)
How to resolve the problem on a computer that is running Microsoft Internet Explorer 6
How to resolve the problem on a computer that is not running Internet Explorer 6
The VX2 malicious program has many different variants that could change the techniques that are used for removal. Not all variants of the VX2 program will be fully addressed by the techniques that are described in this article.
For more information about spyware and malicious program removal applications, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 904677 - Last Review: November 15, 2012 - Revision: 6.0