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Offline Vectorspace

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Which files does the VRDB save?
« on: August 20, 2004, 02:36:48 PM »
I know that the VRDB collects information on changes that are made to files, to aid in repairing infected ones. I know that by default it updates the database every 3 weeks, and that it monitors files three versions back.

However, I cannot find any info on which files the VRDB looks at!

Can ayone help?
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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2004, 03:05:43 PM »
Mostly any executable files.

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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2004, 03:26:00 PM »
I see, thanks

Is there a log of the files its monitoring? Something I can read?
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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2004, 03:29:54 PM »
I'm afraid it isn't. No log, no list.

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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2004, 05:12:19 PM »
Just out of curiosity, I was discussing this with Rejzor awhile ago and he didn't know.

When you run a VRDB scan, does it scan for infected exe? What if the VRDB I'm creating is infected?

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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2004, 05:48:36 PM »
Infected files are not included into VRDB. :)

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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2004, 11:37:32 PM »
So, it scans a file before adding/updating it to the VRDB?

And just to clarify, its any exe file it can find? Also, you said "Mostly any executable files".
What other files does it archive?
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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2004, 01:56:50 AM »
I mean - it's storing executable files only.
I'm not completely sure if it's really all of them, or just those with common extensions (exe, dll, etc.) - I'd have to check the source code thoroughly.

And yes, the files are scanned before creating/updating their VRDB records.

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Re:Which files does the VRDB save?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2004, 02:35:02 AM »
There're files with dos or windows execuatble header, so all EXE/DLL/SCR/VxD/SYS/... files
« Last Edit: August 21, 2004, 02:35:26 AM by pk »