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system folder

The hard disk folder (directory) that contains the operating system. In Windows, it is typically the \Windows or \Winnt folder. In the Mac, it is called the System folder. See system file and system disk.
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This triggered a detection that turned out to be an infected computer with a suspicious file inside the system folder named scesrv.dll.
The Desktop is the main screen of the computer that displays icons, the Start Button, Task Bar, and System Folder. For most users with low vision, the items or icons on the Desktop can be hard to see, depending on the image, pattern, or color in the background.
Drag the fonts to the System Folder. Click OK when prompted.
It does not need an administrator's password, since it infects either the current user's home folder, or, if the user is logged in as root, a system folder. In the first case, no password is required to add files to a user's home folder.
The virus, which has been labelled the 'ZOTOB' virus, is able to drop a copy of itself into the Windows system folder as BOTZOR.EXE and modifies the system's host file in the infected user's computer to prevent the user getting online assistance from antivirus web sites, said Trend Micro.
The worm also creates its copies with .exe file extension in the system folder. The filenames are randomly selected from a pool of several possible keywords, and may vary from one infected system to another.
When executed, the Gruel worm sends itself to all the user's email contacts, disables many Windows features--including task manager, logoff, shutdown, lock computer and change password--and also deletes many files in the Windows system folder.
When you've done that, move it to your System folder. In Windows XP this is usually C:\Windows\ System32.
On Macs, the Fonts folder is located in the System folder. Windows users will find it in the Windows folder.
The latter guarantees that IE will self-boot, even if a set-up system folder gets deleted.
Mac requirements are as follows: Macintosh II with at least 4MB or RAM, 13" color monitor, CD-ROM drive with CD-ROM drivers installed in the system folder, System 7 or later, Quicktime (included on the CD-ROM).
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS: Macintosh Classic or above with CD-ROM drive, System 6.0.5 or greater, Foreign File Access, ISO9660 File Access and CD-ROM driver software in system folder; minimum 2 MB RAM (2.5 for System 7); 350K available on hard drive or floppy, color images require color monitor with QuickDraw in system folder; or IBM-PC 386 or higher processor, 4 MB of RAM, VGA or higher, CD-ROM drive.

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