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Norton Anti Virus Is Scanning Strange Files!


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#1 Lloyd T

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:14 PM

When I run Norton Anti Virus, it scans files that don't exist like Spydawn.exe. I searched the registry, program files, hidden files and desktop but there is no proof that the files Norton scanned exists.

Any explanation for this?

:thumbsup: Note: These files were not marked as infected.

Edited by Lloyd T, 06 August 2008 - 06:30 PM.


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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:17 PM

It may be scanning inside compressed files.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:27 PM

What do you mean scanning compressed files?

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:36 PM

ZIP files for example.

Maybe this Spydawn.exe file is inside a ZIP file.
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 06:59 PM

Maybe no because there were no hidden files, registry entries and program files.

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Posted 06 August 2008 - 10:24 PM

I just did a test compress. I created a file called testtest with notepad. I archived it with winrar into a rar file called tt.rar. I deleted the original text file.

A search for the file testtest showed not results. So, my conclusion is, compressed files do not show up in searches. Well, the files inside the archive anyway.

Edited by KingOfIdiocy, 06 August 2008 - 10:52 PM.





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