Avast! Virus Chest

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ajcstr, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. ajcstr

    ajcstr Registered Member

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    I have 4 system files in the Virus chest:

    kernel32.dll
    kernel32.dll
    winsock.dll
    wsock32.dll

    All say no virus.

    Why are the there and why is kernel32 in there with two different dates? They are also in my windows\system32 folder with the same last changed dates.
     
  2. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    These are system files automatically backed up by avast! when installed. Don't worry. Several versions may be backed up if they are modified.
     
  3. ajcstr

    ajcstr Registered Member

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    so they are distinct files and not "views" of the files in the actual system32 folder, correct?
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

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    These files in Virus Chest are actual copies of those locted in system folder, so you can restore them in case if original ones get corrupted or deleted.
    Don't worry, in most of cases you won't even have to look at them.
     
  5. ajcstr

    ajcstr Registered Member

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    Thank You
     
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