ADS Scan Results

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by LoneWolf, Mar 13, 2007.

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  1. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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    Ok,scanned with ADSspy now can someone tell me if these should stay or go.
    I'm not firmiliar with this type of scan.
     

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    travellinman,

    What are you scanning? Power Shadow?

    Sorry I have no idea how the ADS scan works but would like to learn as well.

    o_O
     
  3. LoneWolf

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    Its a full scan,all NTFS drives. I need to learn as well. I dont want to remove something that I need,but at the same time I do want to remove things that are bad/not necessary. Anyone?
     
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    Same here.:thumb:

    So folks can you help?

    :)
     
  5. pilotart

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    I have no knowledge of ADS, but:

    Those are both "Temp" files, my understanding is that it is always safe to remove temps. You could store copies of them somewhere, to recover if their removal caused a problem with a program.
     
  6. EASTER.2010

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    Kill the ads you see and be done with it, that is unles they reappear again, then you will need to take some serious inventory of your most recent installed programs?
     
  7. chew

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    Will it affect the system if I delete them? I think some of Microsoft software use ADS too?

    Also say if my version of Power Shadow contains ADS, will the deletion of the ADS affect the performance or damage the software? i.e. security be compromised?

    Or can I safely delete ADS without affecting the system at all?

    o_O
     
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    ADS are there originally to support the Mac Hierarchical File System and a few Windows functions.
    What is wrong with alternate data streams? - Heysoft, LADS - List Alternate Data Streams
    LADS
    Streams - Sysinternals

    Some antimalware can look for malware in ADS - superantispyware, ad-aware also then you have your system analysers.
     
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  9. LoneWolf

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    AVG AS7.5 does this also.
     
  10. Tarq57

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    I tend to agree with Pilotart.
    I use Ccleaner frequently. Anything marked "temp" goes. Never had a problem.
    If uncertain, delete them to the recycle bin, test drive for a while, then purge. But I can't imagine that anything installing to a Temp folder is vital. Unless you've inadvertently installed something to that folder? (not hard to do.)
     
  11. chew

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    Folks,

    Yes, I scanned with AVG AS 7.5 and Ad-Aware (setting it to scan for ADS).

    Both came out clean so I guess I am fine.

    :)
     
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