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Title: can't send file to chest
Post by: roadhawk1 on June 04, 2009, 09:45:18 PM
c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\_C00A8DC6.DAT

During a routine virus scan , I encountered this infection. However, avast could not sent it to the virus chest. I could only try to delete in the next restart. What is this file?
Title: Re: can't send file to chest
Post by: Lisandro on June 04, 2009, 09:49:43 PM
To know if a file is a false positive, please submit it to VirusTotal (http://www.virustotal.com/xhtml/index_en.html) and let us know the result. VirusTotal has a file size limit of 10Mb. You can use VirScan (http://www.virscan.org/) also.
If it is indeed a false positive, send it in a password protected zip to virus@avast.com. Please, mention in the body of the message why you think it is a false positive and the password used. Thanks.

Are you using Windows XP/Vista?
Can you schedule a boot-time scanning?
Start avast! > Right click the skin > Schedule a boot-time scanning.
Select for scanning archives.
Boot.
If infected files are found, it's safer to send them to Chest instead of deleting them.
Title: Re: can't send file to chest
Post by: roadhawk1 on June 04, 2009, 09:58:18 PM
Tech. avast couldn't send it to the chest. Also I tried Virus Total but it would load up; I clicked it from its original path.
Title: Re: can't send file to chest
Post by: Lisandro on June 05, 2009, 03:51:14 AM
Tech. avast couldn't send it to the chest.
At boot time  :o

Also I tried Virus Total but it would load up; I clicked it from its original path.
Can you copy the file elsewhere and submit the copy?