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Error Message and incomplete scan
Roger Gray


Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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I really like the Open Source Virus Scanner, but I keep getting an error message when scanning the C Drive:



ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\SECURITY

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\SYSTEM.ALT

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\SAM

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\SYSTEM

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\SOFTWARE

ERROR: Can't open file C:\WINNT\system32\config\DEFAULT

Then It stalls so I have to always interrupt the scan. Can anyone help me?

It only does this on the C Drive not on the others....I'm using 0.88 version on Win2k.

Thanks

Roger
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alch
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these error messages are explained here in the FAQ:
http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/82/27/

How long did you wait before interrupting the scan? It can take quite some time to scan large files (30 minutes +)
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Roger Gray


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Overnight about 8 hours or so....I do have some really big files though (3 gig or so)

Should it take that long?

Roger
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alch
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Overnight about 8 hours or so....I do have some really big files though (3 gig or so)

Should it take that long?

It may if the 3G file is an archive
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Roger Gray


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Okay found the culprit. It was a bookmark.html file that locked up the scan. Really not sure why though...but when I got rid of it, the scan worked fine.

Roger
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