Virus detected in System Volume Information


S

Simon Ray

My virus guard (Grisoft's AVG)has detected an infected
file lodged within my System Volume Information, in one
of my backup positions.

I've unhidden this directory but cannot access any files
or subdirectories to clean out the infected file. Anyone
have any ideas as to how I could do this ?

Cheers
 
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P

peter

These files are Part of system restore.
You need to clean them out.First create a new restore point.
Then go to disk clean up/more options/system restore/clean up
this will delete all but the last restore point which should be virus free but you can run the checker again to be sure.
peter
| My virus guard (Grisoft's AVG)has detected an infected
| file lodged within my System Volume Information, in one
| of my backup positions.
|
| I've unhidden this directory but cannot access any files
| or subdirectories to clean out the infected file. Anyone
| have any ideas as to how I could do this ?
|
| Cheers
|
 
J

Jupiter Jones [MVP]

Simon;
System Volume Information is the SystemRestore 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.
Otherwise:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itcommunity/newsgroups/faqsrwxp.asp
 
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