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Old 02-11-2004, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have Windows XP and I run AVG anti-virus. Sunday I got swarmed by a number of viruses and I was able to remove most. One virus, a downloader virus is located in c:\System Volume Information\_restore{.....}\RP574\A0132275.exe and everytime I try to access the System Volume Information folder, I get access denied.

The Anti virus program will pop up a message telling me the virus is there but when I search, it will not find it. I have also run Trend Micro's online virus scan and get the same results.

Please, does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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find where its located, delete it in safe mode?
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried it in safe mode and command mode. I get the same access denied. I can't even change the attributes of the folder. Really though, I've never noticed this folder before. Could it have been created by the virus?
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Old 02-11-2004, 12:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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c:\System Volume Information\_restore{.....}\

Is that where Windows System Resotre files are located? If it is, then you can clear it by disabling system restore and then reneabling it. I am not positive if that folder does indeed contain the system resore points or not so you might want to wait for more advice before you clear it.
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Old 02-11-2004, 03:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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this online virus scan would definitly help you delete the virus:

http://www3.ca.com/virusinfo/virusscan.aspx.

good luck !
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