Kaspersky thinks Windows Explorer is a virus

Kaspersky: Damn! that was Explorer

The virus alert will look like the one in this screenshot. It says:

Detected: virus Worm.Win32.Huhk.c
Running module: explorer.exe\Explorer.EXE

Kaspersky said this only affects a portion of XP users out there:

The version of explorer.exe which was falsely detected was released via Microsoft Windows Update service as an Update for Windows XP on 24.07.2007.

You're fine if Kaspersky quarantines viruses by default in your system. You can restore the Explorer.EXE file with no problem at all, but if you have set Kaspersky to automatically delete viruses that are found, then you're in Troubleland.
Your Start Menu, Taskbar, System Tray, and Desktop will not be visible. Kaspersky has instructions on how you can fix the issue.

I found out about this on a blog but you can read more at CNET.

asked by sapphire in Cycling | 4484 views | 12-22-2007 at 07:11 PM

They fixed it 2 days ago...

answered by Kampfsalat | 12-22-2007 at 07:20 PM

yeah this is fixed, and who doesnt think explorer is a virus??

answered by Midsummer | 12-22-2007 at 07:31 PM


avira did the same mistake some month ago,

thats no big deal...

answered by Kampfsalat | 12-22-2007 at 07:42 PM

my cousin was affected by this
it took him like six hours to restore everything the way it was before

answered by Mimz | 12-22-2007 at 10:00 PM

sry but then hes a total noob and a douchebag,

it takes 30min for a reinstallation from the system, and 30min for drivrs and other apps...

answered by Kampfsalat | 12-23-2007 at 09:22 AM

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