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Offline Qtmoth

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 09:58:56 AM »
Like others I'm waiting for instructions on how to restore files in the Virus Chest.


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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 10:05:43 AM »
After you restore items from the virus chest do they continue to show up in there?

I tried to restore all 3k-ish files and used overwrite all, windows 10 asked me if i wanted to let avast makes changes to my system, i said yes.

All files are still showing as being in virus chest.

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 12:43:49 PM »
I deleted about 500 files or so... Like I actually pressed delete, not virus chest. I was just scared about what the hell might have happened, so I wanted it all gone... But it seems like it was 500 perfectly good files now? And maybe crucial files for programs?

Any solution advice to getting these files back?

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 12:49:30 PM »
If everything is working as it should, not action is needed.

If you get something like e.g :
- file is missing
- application that is giving a errror

restore the file(s) from the virus chest.

If that is not possible for whatever reason, some options are (not limited to) :
- install the application again
- place a backup of the files back
- run sfc

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2017, 01:24:48 PM »
I deleted about 500 files or so... Like I actually pressed delete, not virus chest. I was just scared about what the hell might have happened, so I wanted it all gone... But it seems like it was 500 perfectly good files now? And maybe crucial files for programs?

Any solution advice to getting these files back?

You can run some recovery tool if needed, but likely easier to reinstall the applications that give an error on startup of missing files
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Offline Nihojep

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 01:56:44 PM »
I deleted about 500 files or so... Like I actually pressed delete, not virus chest. I was just scared about what the hell might have happened, so I wanted it all gone... But it seems like it was 500 perfectly good files now? And maybe crucial files for programs?

Any solution advice to getting these files back?

You can run some recovery tool if needed, but likely easier to reinstall the applications that give an error on startup of missing files

Do you have suggestions for a good Data Recovery Tool?

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2017, 04:05:35 PM »
https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB21

Eddy, this is "recovery" for Windows products.

For Mac AV it looks like at attached image.
Quality is also a feature.

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Re: macOS Sierra - Detected VBS:Malware-gen [Need Help]
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 05:38:33 PM »
Can I safely delete those files which can't be removed from the chest because attempting to do so results in an error message ending in "file exists?" The descriptions of all these files either begin with "System" or "Spotlight."