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Avast!: System32 files stuck in the Virus Chest! Now Avast! won't open.

Discussion in 'General Security' started by bandit94, Feb 8, 2010.

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  1. bandit94

    bandit94 Thread Starter

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    i was scanning for viruses with Avast! and it popped up and said that some DLL files were viruses. i scanned them again and it said that they were clean. i tried to restore them, but they were System32 files and when i tried to restore them, it said i didnt have permission. I tried to open Avast! right now so i could check what the files were called but it wouldnt open! Whats happening?
     
  2. bandit94

    bandit94 Thread Starter

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    oops sorry forget about it not opening, i just restarted my computer and it opened. the 'infected' files are:
    kernel32.dll
    winsock.dll
    wsock32.dll

    and it wont let me restore them!
     
  3. dotty999

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    which version of Avast are you using?
     
  4. Phantom010

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    If possible, send the files to Jotti's Malware Scan to make sure they aren't indeed infected.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Those DLLs look important, but if Windows is still running then it probably means that Windows restored a copy from its own backup. Windows has a component called SFC ( systems file checker) that does it automatically. I previously tried modifying some programs in Windows\System32 and Windows instantly replaced them with backup working copies.
     
  6. bandit94

    bandit94 Thread Starter

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    thats good :)

    i have avast! 4.8
     
  7. lunarlander

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    Sorry it is called Windows File Protection and not SFC.
     
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