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vir extension disaster from adwcleaner


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#1 buggyx

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 12:45 AM

adwcleaner moved an entire programs folders and databases to quarantine.

 

i moved them back to original places, program still didnt work then i noticed the .vir extension on great many files, hundreds of them. what a mess!

 

I tried to undo using adwcleaner, didn't work. I have no restore points or previous folder versions to work with.

 

is there a tried and proven script i can borrow off someone to remove the vir extension off so many files with so many different extensions themselves before the vir extension was placed??

 

this is real urgent, any help appreciated. adwcleaner did not respond off their own forum by the way.



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Posted 31 July 2014 - 08:37 AM

When an anti-virus or security program quarantines a file (item) and moves it into a virus vault (virus chest) or a dedicated Quarantine folder, that file is safely held there and no longer a threat. The file is essentially disabled and prevented from causing any harm to your system through proprietary security routines which may copy, rename (usually by adding a .vir extension), encrypt and password protect the file as part of the process.
 

I tried to undo using adwcleaner, didn't work.

Did you use Tools > Quarantine Manager? If so, exactly what happened...any error messages? "It didn't work" is very vague.
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Posted 31 July 2014 - 09:36 PM

i had moved the folders back then ran the undo in adwcleaner, mistake there so it didnt work. Is there a script to remove the vir?



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Posted 01 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

Yes moving the folders back, then running Quarantine Manager was a mistake.

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