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Am I Infected?


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#1 steedross

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:03 PM

Thanks to Farbar, my computer appears to be clean and running great.

This morning when I performed my anti-virus check, I got the following info. that there are two files that can't be scanned. Are they "bad"? I had gotten this warning before, but just now figured out how to check on what the programs meant. :thumbsup:

C:\hiberfil.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
[NOTE] This file is a Windows system file.
[NOTE] This file cannot be opened for scanning.
C:\pagefile.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
[NOTE] This file is a Windows system file.
[NOTE] This file cannot be opened for scanning.

Thanks for any advise you can pass on!

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:11 PM

No you shouldn't have to worry about it

I see he had you show hidden files and folders
You need to reset it back to default



* Click Start, open Computer, select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
* Select the View Tab. Under the Hidden files and folders heading, uncheck Show hidden files and folders.
* Check: Hide file extensions for known file types
* Check: Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm.
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#3 steedross

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:50 PM

Garmanma:

Per your instructions I checked these settings and they are already set for hiding file extension and hiding protected operating system file. I remember Farbar had me run a program at the end that would reset my stuff back these defaults.

* Check: Hide file extensions for known file types
* Check: Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 06:02 PM

You didn't say what AV you are using to scan with, But those two files are fine
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Posted 18 October 2009 - 08:21 PM

AV = Avira. If these files are ok and you don't have anything else to pass on, you can close this log.

Thanks -

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