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Accessing System Volume Information folder

By GizGaz ·
Hi!

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...

Thanx!
Ciao!
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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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Hi!

I'm using 'AntiVir Personal version 6.26' its from http://www.free-av.de, 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.

Ciao!

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