Author Topic: AVAST keeps finding same virus on USB thumb drive even after deleting the virus  (Read 989 times)

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Offline Bert7

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When I scan the thumbdrive AVAST finds four viruses:


I move them to quarantine and then delete them.  Remove the thumb drive, put thump drive back in and scan again the same viruses still show up.

Anyone have an idea?



Offline DavidR

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Is there a specific reason you are scanning the thumb drive ?
When the drive if active, files in use would be scanned by the File Shield.
I can't see the full file name/type in the image are they al .tmp files ?
Which would seem strange.

According to your image these are/were in the Recycle bin of that thumb drive, have you cleared that Recycle bin ?
If not try clearing it.

The other file is in the winamp cache, have you tried clearing the winamp cache ?
If not try clearing it.

Excuse my ignorance, but I have never used winamp, I never could get it to work on my previous systems.
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