User Accounts & Malware

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by Rico, Jul 7, 2010.

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  1. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    Say XP with two user accounts, does a FULL scan (mbam, sas, or AV) clean both accounts? Or is it necessary to scan both?

    Rico
     
  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

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    I got two accounts as well, one Admin and a LUA.
    And when I scan from either the admin or LUA account the scan seems to go through both of them.
    Though it might depend on if you are doing a Full-scan or a Quick-scan. Since a Full-scan is supposed to scan the whole HD.

    I have never asked this question to myself so I am not 100% sure but I think BOTH is the answer;)
     
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    HAN Registered Member

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    Both I believe. Mostly I'm thinking because of the registry settings that are not common between the two...
     
  4. Rico

    Rico Registered Member

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    It seems like 'Full Scan' of C:\, is not quite true, regarding two accounts. Recently I scanned a friends machine (two admin accounts) with SAS one account clean, then reboot to the other account SAS finds items. So I guess when cleaning a machine with two accounts, run the gauntlet of scanners on one account, reboot & do it again.

    I don't understand why 'Full Scan' can leave another account still infected on the same drive?

    Rico
     
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