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robbio

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Avast & Vista's pagefiles.sys
« on: January 28, 2008, 09:57:10 AM »
Hi at all,

Yesterday I run avast from my XP (F:), to make a normal check of my hard disk. On another partition (D:) I have Vista. During the scannig of partition D: Avast said me "Win32:Boran-N [adw] has been found in d:\pagefile.sys". After that I stopped the scannig and I run avast from its boot scannig, and at the end all was ok.
What is the problem? is avast exchange the vista's pagefile.sys with an adware?

thanks a lot
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Re: Avast & Vista's pagefiles.sys
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2008, 10:05:45 AM »
No, it's just that avast! found trace of some malware in pagefile (which is used as virtual memory). Schedule boot time scan and delete it. Windows will recreate pagefile automatically on next boot.
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Re: Avast & Vista's pagefiles.sys
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2008, 10:39:57 AM »
when I started the "schedule boot time" and after avast scanned all local hard disk & partitions it didn't find anything, so the pagefile.sys was ok I thought. or not?