jw.michels at gmail
May 1, 2009, 4:43 PM
Post #4 of 4
Re: How do I return these files to their original names and folders
[In reply to]
Yes I'm using officeXP pro. I tired to replace the files in the hidden
folders but couldn't get them to reveal. All of the "infected" files are
either Excell files are or Microsoft signature Install files. So I'm doing a
restore from a retrospect backup I did several months ago. I'm running a
dual boot Win Mellenium and XP pro and am doing the disc restore from
millenium. I dont know if it is going to work but if not I will simply
reinstall everything. I haven't had to do a re install since 2005 so it is
probably about time to clean it up. This old 2001 Dell has pretty much
completely been rebuilt and I like to keep it running clean and simple.
thanks for the info.
On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 6:17 PM, Michael M. Minor
<michael.m.minor [at] gmail>wrote:
> The Excel.exe may very well be a false positive, I had the same problem and
> the digital signature was still intact. I submitted it as a false positve
> to the signature team, but I don't know if they have gotten to it yet. Are
> you using Office XP?
> Michael M. Minor
> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 6:59 PM, Tom Metro
> <tmetro+clamwin32 [at] gmail <tmetro%2Bclamwin32 [at] gmail><
> tmetro%2Bclamwin32 [at] gmail <tmetro%252Bclamwin32 [at] gmail>>
> > wrote:
> > J.W. Michels wrote:
> > > Each of the files in quarantine on my desktop is located on my laptop
> > > as well (less the ".infected" addition.) So I am pretty certain they
> > not
> > > viruses or trojans.
> > What leads you to that conclusion? They could be existing files that
> > became infected.
> > Additionally, if you're running the same AV tools on the laptop, and
> > they haven't been quarantined there, that's further evidence that
> > there's something different (like an infection) about the ones on the
> > desktop.
> > > I downloaded my version of Clamwin from the Clamwin website.
> > ClamWin is an independent project that makes use of ClamAV technology
> > internally. Not to dismiss your questions, but you're better off posting
> > your question about how to get your files out of quarantine on their
> > forums:
> > http://forums.clamwin.com/
> > Their code is responsible for the quarantine action, once the AV engine
> > says it is infected, so they'll know how to reverse it.
> > And for your false positive question, you'll probably also reach more
> > people there who are regularly scanning all the files on a Windows
> > desktop. (Many users of the official win32 port only use it to scan
> > email attachments.)
> > -Tom
> > --
> > Tom Metro
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