XP Users - NTFS ADS Alert !

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  1. bigc73542

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    take a look at this
     

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    Nice tools. Thanks ronjor and iceni60.

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  5. iceni60

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    i dont think the Crucial scanner will delete the streams, it didnt when i needed to a few months ago. but, i remember reading that you can have system files with ADS attached to them, so be careful deleting anything.
     
  6. Peter2150

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    DiamondCS's TDS-3 scans for ADS's and also can delete them.
     
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    Crucial ADS is just a scanner.
    Has anyone used Merijn's app to clean ads streams to date?
     
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    yea, i tried it with KAV ADS and it was very good, it was my favourite out of TDS-3, Streams and one other i cant remember. i only said what i said about cruical because it irritated me because i'd always had it for ADS then when i needed it it just showed me i had lots of ADS and couldnt delete them :(
     
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    Okay then, I am ready for the next attack of alternate data streams! :D
     
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    Ad-Aware scans and lists alternate Data-streams on NTFS volumes... ;)
     
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    I clean my computer from junk files and did a scan for ADS.

    This was the results:

    ADS Spy: found 793 ADS's
    CrucialADS : found 1326 ADS's
    Ad-Aware: found 0 infected files with ADS's...
     
  12. iceni60

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    adaware was the one i was thinking of before, i couldnt get it to work, or it doesnt work
     
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    There are just 13 ADS on my computer. After a thorough inspection, I found that these ADS were just completely harmless, so I just ignored them.
     
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    Most of the ADS that I found were related to thumbnails. I found just a handful.

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  16. dog

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    Hi Ron, ;)

    ADS Spy is also available as a standalone product - http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/~merijn/ but is now also included with HJT in the tools sections ... it works great. ~It successfully deleted the :kavichs streams created by KAV that others I tried could not. The only downside is it only scans the C Volume. ;)

    Another one available is from RejZoR's - eXcesssive Software - http://www.excessive-software.tk/ - NTFS Streams Eraser

    Steve
     
  17. ronjor

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    Thanks Steve

    I figure after you tell me this about three times, I will remember. :D
    Thanks for the good info.
     
  18. iceni60

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    the sites back up, it was down for a day or two :cool:
     
  19. dog

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    LOL ... It happens later in life. :blink: ... So I guess You'll need one more ... to lock it in to memory bank ... Would you like it now? :D

    Merry Christmas My Friends,

    Steve
     
  20. Arthuru

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    I found that Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal 5.0 Trail Edition (30 days) added
    Kavichs:$data ADS to most of the files scanned by the Anti-Virus program.

    The Trouble with all of the ADS tags added to the files caused Windows Chkdsk /f to fail after scanning the hard drive C:. It would Lock-Up the computer after it finish scanning the hard drive and was supposed to Reboot the computer. After the first Chkdsk failure, the computer would Chkdsk every other boot up and lock-up again. Nero 6.6.0.1 would Lock-Up before burning a CD-R or DVD disk, I suppose it was checking the files and was overwhelmed with all the ADS tagged files. I found that if I Copy or Moved the Files to Fat32 Partition and Moved them back again, The ADS Tags would be removed from all of the infected files.

    Art
     
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