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Offline 54lm4n

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Avast Virus Chest
« on: November 20, 2009, 03:02:50 PM »
i have recently downloaded Avast 4.8 home edition and when i scanned my files it found a virus. it recommend me to send to the chest so when i opened the virus chest it would give me options such as scan file,delete file,properties, restore and extract. my problem is that i cant seem to find the function to repair the file. i have been told by a friend that there is a quarantine but i cant seem to find it and i was thinking the virus chest and quarantine might be the same thing. can any body help me please.
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Re: Avast Virus Chest
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 03:08:29 PM »
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i was thinking the virus chest and quarantine might be the same thing.
correct  :)
not all files can be repaired, what was the virus name/type
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Re: Avast Virus Chest
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2009, 03:11:02 PM »
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i was thinking the virus chest and quarantine might be the same thing.
correct  :)
not all files can be repaired, what was the virus name/type

im not sure of full details but it was a trojan worm

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Re: Avast Virus Chest
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 03:17:20 PM »
if i remember correct trojans can`t be repaired bc the hole file is the trojan

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The Repair option works only for files, which have been modified by a virus. The virus itself can not be repaired, because it does not modify an original file - the file is the virus.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2009, 03:18:52 PM by Pondus »
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Offline 54lm4n

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Re: Avast Virus Chest
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 03:22:24 PM »
if i remember correct trojans can`t be repaired bc the hole file is the trojan

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The Repair option works only for files, which have been modified by a virus. The virus itself can not be repaired, because it does not modify an original file - the file is the virus.

ok thanks for your help... ill delete the file

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Re: Avast Virus Chest
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 03:33:48 PM »
leave it in the chest/quarantine for......30 days, in case it is a false positive,
this is what chest/quarantine is for
then once a week you right click on the file and scan again, if still infected after 30days delete
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