I doubt if it is the right area for this question? But please help

By Rude_rocker8632 ยท 9 replies
Jun 28, 2006
  1. This thing isn't really a problem because i don't use it but once i found out about it it is a nuisence in my run thingy in start i cannot run


    when i enter it so i went manually and entered it and it worked but in the filei cannot run the "PING" prompt either any clue what's wrong people

    the error window come up and says

    "C:\WINDOWS\system32\ping.com is not a valid win32 application"

    I never put in PING.com just PING WTF?!?!?!?!

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    If I want to ping something,I type cmd.exe in the run box,then when the prompt appears,I type ping yahoo.com

    Note the space between ping and yahoo.

    yahoo.com is an example there.
  3. Rude_rocker8632

    Rude_rocker8632 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you didn't read my thread properly that is what i've been doing and i says that error message each time
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I did read your thread properly,I just wasn`t quite sure exactly what you had tried.

    By stating the correct method,I have now clarified the situation.:)

    I`m now thinking your problem is almost certainly caused by spyware HERE
    A number of Trojans disable network related software,not just the one referred to in that link.

    I suggest you go HERE and follow the instructions,then post an HJT log in the Security and the Web forum.
  5. Rude_rocker8632

    Rude_rocker8632 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have done that before but again it is just a nuisience thank you anyway i'll yake it to a tech to be sure
  6. confused001

    confused001 TS Rookie Posts: 135

    Try putting it in lowercase letters.
    !. type "cmd" in run
    2. ms dos window pops up
    3. type "ping http://www.yahoo.com/.
    see if that works
  7. Rude_rocker8632

    Rude_rocker8632 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried that did the same error message
  8. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    I still think it would be a good idea if you posted another HJT log for Howard to look at,before you resort to a Tech.

    It won`t do any harm,and could save you money.If the log is clean, then you could try plan B.
  9. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    sounds like highjacked
    it should be ping.exe
    look for ping exe in system folder
    if you see a instance of ping.com delete it reboot make sure it does not come back
    look for dwnld of fresh install of ping.exe
    I would say some trojun got you or virus sorry
  10. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    you don't need a download of ping. it's already on the xp cd.
    do: sfc /scannow
    this is the system file checker that checks for corrupted or infected files and replaces them. you need xp cd for this.
    you can also run vcleaner.exe to clean viruses
    get vcleaner.exe from here: it's designed for over 598 viruses.
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