Originally posted by royalk4
WHen i try to get into CMD in windows I get the message C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.com THE NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction.
CS:b701 IP:ecf7 OP:ff fe ff ff -- Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
I have no idea what to do about this but any help would be great.
If he were to run command.com
, it still shouldn't generate an error such as this. It should just bring up a command line interface with the user's account directory as default.
And I've just noticed something. Royalk4 quoted the error message, with the file C:\WINDOWS\System32\cmd.com
. The file cmd.com
is not a system file. cmd.exe
Such fake .com files are linked to threats such as the Alcra
worms, as well as several others.