Author Topic: avast firus scan free version  (Read 250 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline jlhillhouse

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
avast firus scan free version
« on: July 07, 2020, 10:47:08 PM »
when i run avast free version virus scan i get about 70 to 100 results that read like the following-

rootkit      C:windows.old$recyclebinS 1-5-2098630929...........

does anyone have an idea what this is?????????????????

thank you

Offline Pondus

  • Probably Bot
  • ****
  • Posts: 36730
Re: avast firus scan free version
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 11:08:18 PM »
C:windows.old$recyclebinS 1-5-2098630929...........
Leftovers from your old Os

Google .... how to remove windows old

Offline DavidR

  • Avast √úberevangelist
  • Certainly Bot
  • *****
  • Posts: 83558
  • No support PMs thanks
Re: avast firus scan free version
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2020, 11:20:18 PM »
When was the last time that you updated Windows ?
The reason I ask is that it creates the windows.old folder (which is pretty large) so you can roll back to the earlier version.  Microsoft Windows is meant to remove this after about a month if you haven't experienced any problems. 

If it is well over a month ago that you did this windows update then this might not be a good idea to use to rollback, etc.

There is a possibility because of the contents of this folder (especially what was in the recycle bin, as that is what the alert appears to be on) it might be considered suspicious.
WinXP ProSP3/ Core2Duo E8300/ 4GB Ram/ avast! free 18.5.2342/ Firefox ESR, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro7.11.0/ DropMyRights/ WinPatrol+/ Drive Image 7.1/ SnagIt 10.0/ avast! mobile security
Windows 10 Home 1909 64bit/ Acer Aspire F15/ Intel Core i5 7200U 2.5GHz, 8GB DDR4 memory, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD/ avast! free 20.6.2420 (build 20.6.5495.561) UI-1.0.544/ WinPatrol+/ Firefox, uBlock Origin, uMatrix/ MailWasher Pro