i wont get into specifics on the name of it, but there is a freeware game that i have discovered is causing my machine to become corrupt, and i was wondering if anyone might have seen this and managed to repair it without a full reformat and install. the warning is dispayed as this:
WinZip Self-Extractor header corrupt. possible cause: bad disk or file transfer error
then is has an ok box. now i have had this happen many times to my machine, and when it does, it isnt just that download that is broken, as my entire machine is tainted. from then on it will not allow me to download certain programs off of the internet, or install from a cd. normally i just reformat and reinstall, and now that i know it is this one game causing it, i do not install that game now. i am now using a machine that someone already did this to, and it was in fact the same game file that did it. and just like the other times, it displays that warning anytime i try to download things like winzip or winamp, even if i use them off of a cd that i know to be non corrupt. i would reformat this machine, but it uses drivers i do not have, so i am wondering if anyone knows how that type of problem happens, and if there is a file i can repair or replace from a backup. this has happened on many machines, all using win 98, and i am sure it has something to do with the windows core program files. i have concluded this is some form of worm, and i need to know a way to remove it. i will appreciate an help on this.