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adil_shkh

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winsxs files identified as virus
« on: August 13, 2013, 10:22:45 PM »
Hi

Avast did a full scan and identified 19 files of winsxs as virus. Action requested was to move to chest. However these file are not moved to chest but I can see them in scan log. I did try to move it to chest but it's not happening. Just realized all the 19 files are very critical for my laptop. I need to restore them. Please advice how do I do that ?


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Re: winsxs files identified as virus
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2013, 10:32:20 PM »
you say they are not moved to chest....
then why do you need to restore them!!!... you cant resore files that are not in the chest.  ;)

what virus name did avast give these files?
what was the full location path to these files?

you may attach screenshot of the scan results


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Re: winsxs files identified as virus
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 10:35:47 PM »
How do I attach screen shot

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Re: winsxs files identified as virus
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 10:43:57 PM »
below the txt box you write in here you find attachments and other options


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Re: winsxs files identified as virus
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2013, 11:48:21 PM »
Winsxs is part of the windows update area, were you updating windows at the time or just prior to the scan