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Monday, March 9th 2009, 4:32am

Scan Results Question - Warnings - Detections - Hidden Objects

I Have the current Avira Personal Free Version on Windows XP. After I finish a scan of my C: Drive The Results window shows the results (number of files scanned, any detections – etc.)
I just ran a scan and it said no detections but 2 other types were found.
One type was “Warning” – it found about 30 things its calling a Warning.
The other type was “hidden object” it found one of these.
I don’t know what these classifications mean.
First I assume that A “Detection” means an actual Virus. Correct?
Could you tell me what A “Warning” and “Hidden Object” mean?
Are these 2 things also dangerous? What do I do about them after the scan is finished?
Do I need to remove them, just like I would a Virus?

Also, since I’ve never had a virus that I need to remove or quarantine on my pc – thanks mostly to your excellent program, Could you also tell me what I need to do after a scan where it says “Detection”.
Do I send the “Detection” to you to look at? Do I erase it from my pc somehow?
How do I find out if I should remove one of these 3 things - “Detections”, “Warnings”, or “Hidden Objects” from my pc? And if I should remove them, what is the procedure is to remove them from my pc.

Thanks for your help.
I love your program. It’s the best.
lukav

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Monday, March 9th 2009, 7:51am

Hello lukav,

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First I assume that A “Detection” means an actual Virus. Correct?
Yes this is correct.

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Could you tell me what A “Warning” and “Hidden Object” mean?
Are these 2 things also dangerous? What do I do about them after the scan is finished?
Do I need to remove them, just like I would a Virus?


A warning is a notice (That a file was not scanned) etc.. Usually it is not considered as a security risk, but may be of use to more experienced users.

A hidden object refers to a registry entry or file or folder that is invisible to the operating system. This includes rootkits which are used to hide malware. These are dangerous. But keep in mind that not all hidden objects are dangerous as there are legal programs which hide their own files and registry entries.

You can post here that scan log here for analysis

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Could you also tell me what I need to do after a scan where it says “Detection”.
Do I send the “Detection” to you to look at? Do I erase it from my pc somehow?
I would move the detection to quarantine and delete it later after a week or so.

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How do I find out if I should remove one of these 3 things - “Detections”, “Warnings”, or “Hidden Objects” from my pc? And if I should remove them, what is the procedure is to remove them from my pc.
Post here that scan log and we'll check it and tell you what should be done.

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Friday, March 13th 2009, 4:33pm

Rootkit Scan Post info

Thanks Kevin - This First Post is of A Rootkit Scan (only) of my C Drive - I will Do a Normal Scan of my Entire C Drive Next and post the results here also. Note: I'm just posting the summary of the Root Kit Scan below - Let me know if you need all of the report with the itemized details:

Starting master boot sector scan:
Master boot sector HD0
[INFO] No virus was found!

Start scanning boot sectors:
Boot sector 'C:\'
[INFO] No virus was found!

Starting to scan the registry.
The registry was scanned ( '66' files ).


Starting the file scan:

Begin scan in 'C:\My Documents'


End of the scan: Friday, March 13, 2009 09:23
Used time: 01:14 Minute(s)

The scan has been done completely.

87 Scanning directories
2902 Files were scanned
0 viruses and/or unwanted programs were found
0 Files were classified as suspicious:
0 files were deleted
0 files were repaired
0 files were moved to quarantine
0 files were renamed
0 Files cannot be scanned
2902 Files not concerned
6 Archives were scanned
0 Warnings
0 Notes

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Friday, March 13th 2009, 5:29pm

C Drive Scan report

I just finished the scan of my C: Drive there were no detections of a virus - no hidden objects - but there were 2 warnings:
Here is the Summary and the details on the 2 warnings:

Configuration settings for the scan:
Jobname..........................: Manual Selection
Configuration file...............: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\PROFILES\folder.avp
Logging..........................: low
Primary action...................: interactive
Secondary action.................: ignore
Scan master boot sector..........: on
Scan boot sector.................: on
Boot sectors.....................: C:,
Process scan.....................: on
Scan registry....................: on
Search for rootkits..............: off
Scan all files...................: Intelligent file selection
Scan archives....................: on
Recursion depth..................: 20
Smart extensions.................: on
Macro heuristic..................: on
File heuristic...................: medium


Report file date: Friday, March 13, 2009 09:40

Scanning for 1296797 virus strains and unwanted programs.
The scan has been done completely.
41 processes with 41 modules were scanned

5393 Scanning directories
195648 Files were scanned
0 viruses and/or unwanted programs were found
0 Files were classified as suspicious:
0 files were deleted
0 files were repaired
0 files were moved to quarantine
0 files were renamed
2 Files cannot be scanned
195646 Files not concerned
902 Archives were scanned
2 Warnings
0 Notes

Starting master boot sector scan:
Master boot sector HD0
[INFO] No virus was found!

Start scanning boot sectors:
Boot sector 'C:\'
[INFO] No virus was found!

Starting to scan the registry.
The registry was scanned ( '66' files ).


Starting the file scan:
Begin scan in 'C:\'
C:\hiberfil.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!
C:\pagefile.sys
[WARNING] The file could not be opened!

I don't know what this hiberfil and pagefile items are that got the warning.

I think a page file might be this: a temporary swap file, or paging file (PAGEFILE.SYS), that is generally equal to the size of memory plus 12MB. It also allows for one additional swap file to be created on each logical partition on the hard disk.

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Friday, March 13th 2009, 5:47pm

pagefile.sys - hiberfil.sys
http://forum.avira.com/wbb/index.php?pag…4639#post714639
regards Wolfgang
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mit dem wir den ganzen Menschen entschlüsseln

- Thomas Carlyle - 1795-1881 brit. Schriftsteller

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Monday, March 16th 2009, 8:21am

Hi lukav,

I think this problem is fixed.
Thanks for choosing Avira
Alexandru Manea
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG