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#1 Dennis H

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 08:42 AM

Howdy,

I update and run SAS every day in normal mode and once a week in safe mode.
My wife is Administrator and I have full Administrative rights.

I have SAS located on my desktop and also on my wife's desktop. Yesterday I went into safe mode and clicked on Administrator and then opened SAS. The screen said that SAS had not been updated since 4-20-09. That is probably the last time I had run it under the Administrator account.

As I mentioned I update it every day on my account. I thought SAS covered both accounts. In other words why is it showing up to date on my account not not on the other. I always assumed they were one and the same. Do I have to update both and run separate scans ?

I hope I am making sense. If not please advise.

Thanks for your time.

Dennis :thumbsup:

XP Home, IE-8, SP-3

Edited by Dennis H, 04 August 2009 - 08:43 AM.


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#2 RedDawn

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:34 PM

Hi Dennis,

I think THIS may answer your questions.


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#3 Dennis H

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 01:51 PM

Thanks RedDawn !

I had no idea. Here I thought that my computer was nice and clean. So if my scan shows no malware it does not mean everything is fine, there could be malware in some of my wife's files, etc; ?


I will go to the Admin account now, scan and hope for the best.

Does this apply to Malwarebytes also ?


Thanks,

Dennis :thumbsup:

Edited by Dennis H, 04 August 2009 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:08 PM

Does this apply to Malwarebytes also ?


To remove all traces it needs to run in the following manner.

1. First and subsequent runs until logs are clean.
Run with an account that has Admin rights.

2. If there are 5 accounts on the system then all 5 of them should run a scan to remove any potential Registry items left over from Malware. They do not require Admin rights to run.


File and Folder Malware and all common HKLM keys of the Registry will be scanned and cleaned. The only portion that will not is the HKCU current user Registry data. In most cases it is harmless without the files it links to, but one should still scan the system while that user is logged on as well.


See this thread for more info.


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Edit: Added quote.

Edited by RedDawn, 04 August 2009 - 03:15 PM.


#5 Dennis H

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Posted 04 August 2009 - 03:32 PM

Thanks RedDawn !


Dennis :thumbsup:




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