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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by GUSMAN, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. GUSMAN

    GUSMAN Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,
    I have Norton Anti Virus 2001 on my pc, did a full virus scan when first installed, and have auto protect active, and update regularly.

    I have had a few "illegal operation" messages lately, so run System File Checker to see if there were any problems. While it was running, Norton, Found three Trojan Horse Viruses,and one other, which it could not repair, so has them quarantined for the moment.

    How did it not find these in a normal scan I wonder. I have not had any problems as such, but am curious how running "sfc" brought these viruses out ? I have included a shot of the viruses found.
    Cheers.
    Gus.
     

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  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Gus,

    That sounds rather strange to me.
    I can't see how you running SFC would make any difference one way or the other.

    Maybe you'd better address this question to Symantec support.
    They ought to be able to tell you something.

    Greetz,
     
  3. GUSMAN

    GUSMAN Thread Starter

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    Hi Tony,
    Yes it is strange really. I will drop symantec a line and let you know if they come up with anything. Thanks for the reply.
    Cheers,
    Gus
     
  4. dexy29

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    what is sfc
     
  5. deanas

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    a tool used to check windows files
    to see if any have been changed,
    deleted, or corrupted.
    sfc: system file checker
    found at
    system<programs<accessories<system tools<
    system information (under tools)
     
  6. deanas

    deanas

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    wow that didn't come out at all
    found at:
    start < programs < accessories <
    system tools < system information
    under tools
     
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