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Solved: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys

Discussion in 'General Security' started by TOYMAN1952, Feb 18, 2009.

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  1. TOYMAN1952

    TOYMAN1952 Thread Starter

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    When I try to scan for spyware or virus I get the warning that the program cannot open C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys. Is this normal for this file? Is a virus preventing this file from being scan? My PC is not showing any signs of being infected. Running XP.
     
  2. karbo

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    Do you have Alcohol 120% installed or recently removed it? sptd.sys is a driver for it and is protected.
     
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    Dear TOYMAN1952,
    NO.Anti-Virus softwares do scan system32 files and can be removed in "safe mode",where as on-line scanners only detect but cannot remove! Which A-V are you using and most importantly, did you get a warning like this before? Are the updates of the A-V, o.k?
     
  4. TOYMAN1952

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    I went to safe mode and when it was loading it said to hit esc if I did not want to load sptd.sys When I did that I can now scan the file for viruses and it was clean.
     
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    TOYMAN1952,
    Congratulations!
     
  6. karbo

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    You never answered my question but I guess it was yes...
     
  7. perfume

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    Dear Karbo,
    Has to be. Only He/She was shy about mentioning "alcohol" and that too 120% proof!LOL:D
     
  8. TOYMAN1952

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    No. I had installed StarBurn a tool for grabbing, burning and mastering CD, DVD, from http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ and I think it might have been from that software.
     
  9. karbo

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    Well, it's pretty close. Alcohol 120% is a burning software also. I knew it had something to do with a burning software driver. So, I wouldn't be concerned.
     
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