Virus scan results

Discussion in 'ESET NOD32 Antivirus' started by ksanim, Aug 30, 2008.

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  1. ksanim

    ksanim Registered Member

    May 29, 2008
    After performing a scan the log showed a large number of files couldn't be opened because of errors or damaged archives. Is this a limitation of the software? Could the files that aren't scanned because of these circumstances be threats to the PC?
  2. BFG

    BFG Registered Member

    Oct 27, 2004
    San Diego

    Windows uses certain files from the moment it starts until shutting down. Any file in use or 'open' can't be used or tampered with by any other application. When NOD32 comes across a file it's supposed to scan but can't it will make note of it. This is normal and you'll see it every time you run a scan.

    Other AV's can't scan these files either. Some may fail to mention it.

    Thank you,
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