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#1 bakibaki


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 04:41 PM


Scanned my pc with AVIRA ,which reported "error hiberfil.sys could be opened".

What is serious results may happen of such an error and how can I remove the error.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 05:27 PM

From what I know hiberfil.sys is a system file involved in the Hibernation process, and is usually locked when Windows is running - thus Avira (or any AV for that matter) can't access it.

Edited by Alexstrasza, 08 January 2015 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:26 PM

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What is hiberfil.sys

"Object is locked skipped", "File locked", "Locked file. Not tested", "Access Denied", "Some files could not be scanned", "file could not be opened", "Error Opening", "Password Protected" or "Encrypted" notations in an anti-virus/anti-malware scan are not uncommon. Some files and services are locked by the operating system or running programs during use for protection, so scanners cannot access them. Other legitimate files, especially those used by security programs, may be obfuscated, encrypted or password protected in order to conceal itself so they do not allow access as a protective measure. When the scanner finds such an object, it makes a note and then just skips to the next one. That explains why it may show with such notations but no action taken in certain anti-virus or anti-malware log scan reports. These are normal when using many security scanning programs so there is seldom a need for concern.
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