System Volume Information Files

Posted: 10-06-2008, 08:01 PM

I recently upgraded to Vista Home Premium. I Run Nod32 V3 virus
software,but find that it does not scan System restore files. I have
taken ownership of the folder and sub files but still cannot scan for
malware. I used to use XP pro and had no problems scanning the restore
files. The message in the Nod32 log file reads "error opening". Any help
with this matter would be most welcome.
Thanks


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Wandering
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Re: System Volume Information Files
Posted: 10-06-2008, 11:35 PM
You might consider that if Nod32 can't open them, neither will malware, so
there really is no point to scanning them. Vista buttons down the system
much tighter than XP -- and I cannot stress enough it is NOT XP - so please
don't keep trying to make it work like XP. Learn how Vista works, and come
to appreciate that much of the third party tools you had to install in prior
versions is already there in Vista, or there is greatly reduced need for it.
Much now runs automatically in the background, and except for the disk
light, you won't even know it's running. It's possible that Nod32 comes in
a Vista compatible version that understands Vista a bit better than the
version you are using.

Good luck.
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> I recently upgraded to Vista Home Premium. I Run Nod32 V3 virus
> software,but find that it does not scan System restore files. I have
> taken ownership of the folder and sub files but still cannot scan for
> malware. I used to use XP pro and had no problems scanning the restore
> files. The message in the Nod32 log file reads "error opening". Any help
> with this matter would be most welcome.
> Thanks
>
>
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Re: System Volume Information Files
Posted: 10-07-2008, 08:05 PM

My version of Nod 32 is most definitely Vista compatible. The syste
volume information files contain the system "Restore" points and if
virus is present in one or more of these files the only way to remov
the virus is to delete the restore points, as it is not possible t
delete the virus from the infected restore point. I am aware that othe
Nod 32 users are able to run a scan on these files but how they manag
this is what I am seeking help fo

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Ken Blake, MVP
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Re: System Volume Information Files
Posted: 10-07-2008, 08:27 PM
On Wed, 8 Oct 2008 01:35:01 +0530, jswas
<jswas.3gxfrm@winvistaclub.com> wrote:
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> My version of Nod 32 is most definitely Vista compatible. The system
> volume information files contain the system "Restore" points and if a
> virus is present in one or more of these files the only way to remove
> the virus is to delete the restore points, as it is not possible to
> delete the virus from the infected restore point. I am aware that other
> Nod 32 users are able to run a scan on these files but how they manage
> this is what I am seeking help for

Note that, whether you are using NOD32 or any other anti-virus, it is
never really necessary to delete a restore point that contains a
virus.

Any form of malware--whether adware, virus, or anything else--in a
restore point is completely innocuous and can do nothing at all
*unless* you restore from that restore point.

I wouldn't try to get rid of the restore points, but just keep a
record of which are infected and be sure not to restore from them.
Wait for the infected point(s) to fall off the end of the chain--a
maximum of 90 days.

The reason I say that is that deleting your restore points takes away
any ability to restore from them, and you may run into a situation (a
non-viral situation) where that's necessary. If you have to restore
from an infected restore point and then remove the virus with your
anti-virus program, it's not a great situation, but it's very likely
to be a better situation than not being able to restore at all.

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