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ClamWin and the Recycle Folder
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
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I was doing some work with the EICAR test file and then deleted it. It went into the Recycle Bin to be deleted. When I ran a ClamWin scan of my hard drive later, I noticed that ClamWin had moved the EICAR file from the Recycled folder to its quarantine file.

Of course, I can manually configure ClamWin to ignore the Recycled folder, but this made me wonder if ClamWin should be programmed to automatically ignore it since, as far as I know, nothing there is going to be run again and will in fact be deleted the next time Windows starts.

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Slug


Joined: 22 Mar 2006
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I second this

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chevyn8


Joined: 17 Oct 2006
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Location: Nebraska
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Maybe make it an option. The recycle bin normally doesn't empty upon restart on the computers I deal with. Files in the recycle bin are easy to restore and run. For the computers I take care of, I want the recycle bin scanned. Viruses removed from the computer regardless of location.
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DGM


Joined: 26 Dec 2006
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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
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chevyn8 wrote:
Maybe make it an option. The recycle bin normally doesn't empty upon restart on the computers I deal with. Files in the recycle bin are easy to restore and run. For the computers I take care of, I want the recycle bin scanned. Viruses removed from the computer regardless of location.


I total agree with you on this
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Unwanted Virus Hiding Places
GuitarBob


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The System Restore is another place where a virus can reside. For instance, if you get a virus and then a System Restore point is set up. Even if you remove the virus from where it was, it can still be in System Restore if the area where it was is included in the System Restore point. If you later Restore to that point, you will have the virus again!

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Unwanted Virus Hiding Places
GuitarBob


Joined: 09 Jul 2006
Posts: 4376
Location: USA
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The System Restore is another place where a virus can reside. For instance, if you get a virus and then a System Restore point is set up. Even if you remove the virus from where it was, it can still be in System Restore if the area where it was is included in the System Restore point. If you later Restore to that point, you will have the virus again!

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