KAV file?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lrtrees, Feb 7, 2005.

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  1. lrtrees

    lrtrees Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    I am currently using KAV 5.0.227 and so far I really like it. I have a question or two though. I have seen mentioned several times that it adds hidden stream data or ads to files, if I remember correctly. My question is this, should I be worried about whatever these are and do they effect system operation?

  2. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    The land of no identity :D
    KAV 5.0 adds hidden stream data or ADS tags to files in order to 'tag' them such that these files wont be scanned again after first scan if you have not updated since then. This is only done for NTFS hard disks. It caused problems in using the 'System Restore' feature of Windows XP; which is why it caused such an uproar.

    So, if you have an NTFS hard disk, you should disable iStreams during installation. They don't affect system operation as such, but will affect your system restore operations (I don't know exactly how); so be worried only if you use that feature of Windows XP.

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