Missing file...I think
I just spent the vast majority of a day working on a friend's computer for free. It was a serious mess.
We had reformatted it and reinstalled Windows a while back. Since then, it has acted up. Here recently it has been a real pill. So it came home with me.
Short of the story... I had to figure out that the chipset drivers were missing (not on his Dell CD), as well as the graphics driver for his onboard (Dell again). I cleaned out several spyware entries, as well as three or four viruses. I also completely updated his Windows (he didn't even have SP1), as well as installed a firewall, anti-virus, AdAware, Spybot, MS AntiSpy, etc (yes, he had been playing without a net, and it bit him).
Now, the problem... Somewhere in and amongst of of this, the file "sysmon32.exe" was deleted/wiped out. I have searched my comp, but that file doesn't exist on mine. What is this file? Is it important? How do I set Windows from trying to access it every time it starts up?
Any and all help will be appreciated.
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... 14 Nov 1945 - 4 Sept 2009