persistent virus warning, but no apparent virus


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Guest

For the past few weeks, whenever my pc has been idle for a few minutes, my AVG software comes up with the following message: 'Win32/Parite found in file C:\System Volume Information\_restore{A750E427-8BD5-422D-9FC7-E4CCEA371408}\RP458\A0070875.exe Run AVG to remove it

When I run AVG it fails to find the virus. If I search for the infected file I'm told I can't access System Volume Info. Even if I open Hidden Folders, it fails to locate the virus. I've also searched my system at Housecall and Symantec and downloaded a Parite killer from Trend. None of them have found the virus

I'm beginning to believe the virus doesn't exist, but why do I keep getting the message? And how can I stop it? It's worrying and very annoying
 
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Jupiter Jones [MVP]

System Volume Information is your system Restore data.
Turn off/on System Restore to delete corrupted files:
Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore.
Click System Restore Settings on left side.
Check "Turn off System Restore", click OK, follow prompts and reboot.
This deletes ALL Restore Points including corruption.
Then go back and turn on system Restore and create a Restore Point.

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Jupiter Jones [MVP]
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/


philwil said:
For the past few weeks, whenever my pc has been idle for a few
minutes, my AVG software comes up with the following message:
'Win32/Parite found in file C:\System Volume
Information\_restore{A750E427-8BD5-422D-9FC7-E4CCEA371408}\RP458\A0070
875.exe Run AVG to remove it'
When I run AVG it fails to find the virus. If I search for the
infected file I'm told I can't access System Volume Info. Even if I
open Hidden Folders, it fails to locate the virus. I've also searched
my system at Housecall and Symantec and downloaded a Parite killer
from Trend. None of them have found the virus.
I'm beginning to believe the virus doesn't exist, but why do I keep
getting the message? And how can I stop it? It's worrying and very
annoying.
 
F

Fritz

Modify permissions on the System Volume Information folder to give yourself
access to it and then tell your AV software to scan that folder.
 
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Bruce Chambers

Greetings --

To clear viruses from the "System Volume Information," simply turn
off the System Restore feature (Start > All Programs > Accessories >
System Tools > System Restore, System Restore Settings), reboot, then
re-enable System Restore, and reboot one last time. This will delete
all of your Restore Points, including the corrupted one(s), and allow
you start with a clean slate.


Bruce Chambers

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