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I recently uninstalled NortonAV in favour for ClamWin.

Now I'm wondering if anyone know what to do after CW finds viruses.

In pref's, you've got three options,

*Report only - Seem pretty useless. If I got viruses, I'd like them removed.

*Remove (Use carefully) - "Use Carefully"? sounds dangerous!

* Move to quarantine folder - Does it make any difference to put threat in a different folder?

I'm gratfull for all replies,


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Ok, but if it's a nasty virus, will it not mess up my pc from the quarentine folder?

Here's the report I got:


Scan started: Mon Feb 13 15:47:04 2006

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\DEFAULT

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SECURITY

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SOFTWARE

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SYSTEM

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\config\SAM

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd5453.sys

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\sptd.sys

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\dtscsi.sys

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\EventCache\{952EE941-0387-4F3B-90F6-D074390A5C02}.bin

C:\Documents and Settings\Lawrence San\Lokala inställningar\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\05IN8TEN\pacificpoker[1].exe: Adware.Casino-4 FOUND

C:\Documents and Settings\Lawrence San\Lokala inställningar\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\YZEVYT6Z\s13[1].htm: Exploit.MS05-013 FOUND

C:\FOUND.002\FILE0003.CHK: Trojan.Agent.AY FOUND

C:\FOUND.002\FILE0008.CHK: Trojan.Agent.AY FOUND

C:\FOUND.002\FILE0018.CHK: Adware.Gator-1 FOUND

C:\FOUND.002\FILE0026.CHK: Adware.Gator-3 FOUND

-- summary --

Known viruses: 45343

Engine version: 0.88

Scanned directories: 2318

Scanned files: 45937

Infected files: 6

Data scanned: 8535.21 MB

Time: 3314.774 sec (55 m 14 s)



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Viruses don't tend to be dangerous unless you cause them to execute. Anything trying to automaticly execute an infected file will tend to be thwarted by it not being where it's expected, much like any other program. Just don't go trying to run anything in your quarentine folder and you should be ok.

On a side note, why are you still using fat32?

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On a side note, why are you still using fat32?

It's funny you should mention it because I didn't realize it untill today! When I was doing a defragmentation.

I bought the computer secondhand. Windows and some other crap was allready installed. Now I don't have energy to format and re-install everything again.

Reguarding WinClam:

Thanks for all help. I decided to also use Kaspersky in adition to WinClam. Works nice. I guess anything is better than Norton...


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