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Offline Yezinki

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System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« on: December 16, 2008, 02:16:32 PM »
Hi there every one,

I have a question regarding BOOT SCAN & System Files.

Did a clean install of Vista on my Dell note book.

After installing drivers, updates, installed Avast.

Updated it & ran a boot scan with Advanced Option......First> Move to chest......Second one > Allow  delete or move....on this I got a message displayed which I ignored......"What if system files"

http://www.digitalred.com/avast-boot-time.php

Than it prompted for a restart to perform the scheduled scan.

It took a while.....I was there till 25% after which I had to leave because of the nature of my job.

On my return the note book was still at password, waiting to start.

My question is Firstly my 2nd option probably was wrong?

Secondly how would I know if there was a System file infected & got deleted?

I blame my self for not sitting till the scan was completed.

To summarize its all in the mind.

Hoping to hear from you smart guys,

Thanks,

Yezinki.

PS: Otherwise shall have to go through the ordeal of a fresh install after a format..........
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 02:41:51 PM »
The report file is created automatically in <avast4>\Data\Report\aswBoot.txt
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 02:46:58 PM »
Thanks Tech, I'll let ya know & posted.

I'm really finicky about my note book cause I use it only for work related issues.

I did create a complete RAW back up image, before installing Avast, but don't wanna use restore option.
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 02:53:57 PM »
The report file is created automatically in <avast4>\Data\Report\aswBoot.txt

Where is this avast4 > Data??
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 03:06:02 PM »
Avast! Virus Chest shows:

       1. ALL chest files:

1. Kernel32.dll> (Original location)C:\Windows>System32.....Last changed> showing the time

2. winsock.dll> same

3. winsock32.dll> same

       2. System Files are also these 3 & same as Last changed.

Why does it show Last Changed?

     3. User Files > empty.

     4. Infected Files> empty.
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 03:21:54 PM »
Log Viewer has 3 Warnings?
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 03:25:31 PM »
Here is the Report:

Scan of All drives.

Number of searched folders: 15478

Number of tested files: 79333

Number of infected Files: 0
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2008, 03:26:22 PM »
Tech what do you make of all this?

Thanks.
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2008, 03:34:13 PM »
Where is this avast4 > Data??
A little creativity ;)
C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2008, 03:36:15 PM »
2. System Files are also these 3 & same as Last changed.
They're there (system folder) for backup purposes.

Why does it show Last Changed?
The time the file was last changed (or updated by Windows).
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2008, 03:47:43 PM »
Where is this avast4 > Data??
A little creativity ;)
C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data


I agree little creativity.......

But my neurons were Core 2 Duo Multi tasking ......2 pcs & a patient with my cell buzzin....

I am not using the other pc/notebook just this Sony desktop, so was copying from it's tiny 1920x1400 resolution  lol

Thanks......so my machine is clean & with all system files & can go ahead with installing further soft wares?

Regards,

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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2008, 03:51:06 PM »
I disabled Remote Registry Service so how could they have been updated by windows?
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2008, 04:23:48 PM »
Tech thorough System scan shows the machine is clean.

Where are all the logs saved?

Timings of the changed files is confusing?

1. 1/19/2008.

2. 1/12/2206.

3. 1/19/2008.
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2008, 09:58:34 PM »
Where are all the logs saved?
C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data\Log
and the reports
C:\Program files\Alwil Software\Avast4\Data\Report

Timings of the changed files is confusing?
2206 seems a typo...
The others are ok, aren't they. The timing seems ok for me. Don't worry.
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Re: System Files/ BOOT SCAN?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 06:25:16 AM »
Thanks Mr. Tech,

Yes bad typo..........11/12/2006. for winsock.dll C:\Windows\System32.

Regards Mr.Tech.
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