System Volum Information Virus

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JonTheCanuck

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i have a virus in that folder which is described in this link http://forums.techguy.org/t166659/s.html and i would've replied but it was locked, sorry for creating a new thread, but when i try the advice given there, it says "cacls is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable progra, or batch file" someone plz help, i got like 86 infected files :( oh and i also have windows xp home edition, does that make a difference?
 

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no luck, housecall finds the 86 infected files in my c:/system volume and information folder, and i have the up to date norton antirvirus 2003 and it doesn't even detect the files housecall does... the viruses r "worm SDDROP.C and BKDR SDBOT.14176 and worm NACHI.A"
 
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Huh?:confused:


SDDROP.C = W32.Kwbot.F.Worm, so Norton should find it

Did you do the Norton Scan Before or After turning off the system Restore?

Did you do the Housecall scan Before or After turning off the system Restore?

The reason I ask is that Turning off system restore DELETES ALL System restore points which may explain why Norton doesn't find them. If you were to do a housecall scan, housecall wouldn't find anything either
 

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i scanned with norton before and after turning system restore off, didn't find anything... i dunno how to access the folder "system volume information" as thats where housecall detects the viruses, and i scanned with housecall before turning system restore off, i'm now doing it again with system restore off
 

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hmm odd, after turning off system restore, housecall doesn't find viruses anymore... what the heck? thx for yur help putasolution
 
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As I said, by turning off system restore, you deleted the system volume information folder, and you can't have a virus in a folder that doesn't exist.

Don't forget to turn system restore back on again, and create a restore point
 
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