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Accessing System Volume Information folder

By GizGaz ·

I've had to turn off System Restore because of a couple of different viruses, namely, one called W.pirate, I've searched quite a bit over the web, but haven't found any useful info concerning that particular virus, nor have I been able to find any info as to how I can access the System Volume Information folder (Access Denied) of course. But as soon as I turn on System Restore the virus returns.

Turning off the System Restore feature does not seem to completely purge the folder.

What can I do to ensure that that folder gets completely wiped?

I'm using Win XP Ver. 2002 SP 2 v. 2162...

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by justmakingit In reply to Accessing System Volume I ...

What antivirus are you using to determine that you have a virus called W.pirate? Other antiviruses would most likely use a different name. I did a quick search and haven't come up with anything. You should try Micros-trends free virus scan and it will tell you the exact name of the virus you have, you can use this information to completely get rid of the virus.

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by GizGaz In reply to


I'm using 'AntiVir Personal version 6.26' its from, its also free, and through testing I've performed, it found virues that, Symantic and McAfee didn't. I'm really happy with my AV-SW, but what I would like to find out is how I can access the 'System Volume Information' folders. I figure if a virus can be placed into a restricted folder then it follows that there should be a way of accessing that folder. Thanx for your reply and any help you may be able to offer.


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