Antivir warnings- file could not be opened

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by aigle, Jun 15, 2006.

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    After scan with Antivir, I always get manay warnings of this type. Is this something normal?
     

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    Yup this is normal since these files are locked by the operating systems. Most other AVs do not warn when files could not be accessed, AntiVir does warn however which may be a bit confusing to some people. I guess it is better to warn though, just in case some malware locks its files and the scanner cannot access them.
     
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    Thanks. But in that case how to guess these are locked by system or might be some malware?
     
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    The files on your screenshot are always locked by windows, if additional files are noted, you may want to recheck... as you can see it's mostly LOG, DAT the page and hibernate files. If there are warnings on executables, or on files with weird names you might have a problem though.
     
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    Thanks. BTW, I think there is no option to disable these warnings.
     
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    There is an option not to SEE them in the Report.

    Scanning in Safe mode minimizes them and if you close the AntiVir Control Console after LukeFileWalker is running, it further cuts them in half for me.

    This is on my WinXP; 50-60 in Normal, 30-32 in Safe and 15-16 w/AV Panel closed.

    My Win98 only has two in Normal; GoBackBin and Swap File.
     
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