Safe Mode Scan

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by encus, Jan 15, 2013.

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  1. encus

    encus Registered Member

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    Hello!

    I noticed that in regular Smart Scan, windows system files can't be scanned (error opening [4] in the log section). My question, will these files be scanned in Safe Mode Scan?

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  2. Janus

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    Hello encus

    As you probably know these files are scanned upon bootup and scanned during shut down, by the Real-time file protection. In safe mode as you ask about, I don't know, sorry. But if you truly want to scan every system critical file before the Os boot up, then use the Eset Sysrescue disk/usb.

    Have a nice day encus....,regards Janus
     
  3. FanJ

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    Hi,

    Use an in-depth scan instead of a smart scan, at least that is what I always use. No problem scanning those files as far as I know; NOD32 4.2.71.2 on XP.
     
  4. encus

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    Thanks for your reply, Janus.
     
  5. encus

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    I always use In-Depth Scan as the scan profile but error opening [4] is always present in the scan log.
    Thanks for your help anyway, FanJ.
     
  6. FanJ

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    Hi encus,

    That's odd, or I am misunderstanding things.
    I always use In-Depth Scan; NOD32 4.2.71.2 on XP-home SP3.
    Here is a recent scanlog. Scan was done in normal mode (not safe mode).

    As you can see, only hiberfil.sys and pagefile.sys get that [4].
     
  7. encus

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    Hi FanJ.

    I've used Eset Smart Security v4, v5 (on Windows 7 32 bit SP1) and the latest v6.0.306.0 (on Windows 8 Pro 32 bit) with In-Depth Scan Profile and the scan log always shows error opening [4] on a number of Windows system files.
     
  8. FanJ

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    Hi encus,

    OK, I understand it, then I have to leave it further to others; Janus already also replied.

    (PS: just on a side-note about that scanlog of mine and the detections you see there: that was just testing about the OpenCandy crap of some older WinZip install files.)
     
  9. encus

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    No problem, FanJ.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  10. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    Some files, like the hibernation file and paging file, are locked by the operating system for exclusive access early during the boot process and cannot be accessed via conventional means while the operating system is running.

    Of course, this means that the likelihood that anything else can access them (say, malware) is rather remote.

    If you would still like to scan them, you could try creating an ESET SysRescue disc to boot the computer from and then scan the system.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
  11. encus

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    Thanks Aryeh.
     
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