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alessandro


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what does it means ERROR: failed to create file: C:\...?
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sherpya


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on what file?
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alessandro


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on a big amount of files
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budtse


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Alessandro,

Can you post a peace of the log file please ?
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budtse


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IMO this is the same problem described in http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?t=627&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0, so please watch that thread too.
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alessandro


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budtse wrote:
IMO this is the same problem described in http://forums.clamwin.com/viewtopic.php?t=627&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0, so please watch that thread too.


thank you, is same problem...

an example:

LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15_wlj_0___7
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15_wlj_0___7
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15_wlj_0___7
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15______M_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15______M_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-bf57db85e84dba2f/_15_____0__M_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pcC:\WINDOWS\Installer\1181b7.msi: [|]

LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-9c4994ea50b97a82/_15___15_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-9c4994ea50b97a82/_15___15A
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-9c4994ea50b97a82/_15___15_1_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-9c4994ea50b97a82/_15___15_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to cC:\WINDOWS\Installer\b3b55.msi: [|]

LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\clamav-7610072b3bf78b9b/_r___r___1_~_2_________I_2___EK__1__8_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\pc1\impost~1\temp\cC:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Installations\{501BADCD-F8F7-44CB-AC3F-6ED25C1A28B5}\iTunes.cab: [-]

As i see i'm not the only one

thank you anyway
Alessandro
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sherpya


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yes it's the ole2 unpacker that tries to unpack cab files that have same signature, the error is due to a fix I added to the clamav win32 port that avoid to unpack same file name overwriting the old one, since the names are almost random (the unpacker used is not capable to unpack this kind of files) there are a lot of filename clashes so I preferred to give an error instead of silently overwriting files because it's a potential security ole, think about two following files with same name in a ole2 container, the first one is a virus then second not, the second will silently overwrite the previous that is a virus and virus is not detected.
Btw since the ole2 unpacker is not able to unpack cab (yes clamav first tries to pass it to cab unpacker and it fails since installshield cabs are not supported) then it pass to ole2 and it reads bad names.
Unfortunately there is no way to distinguish ole2 container from cab files (the have same signature) the is no simple way to avoid it.
We may need to add this to FAQs

btw alessandro your name seams to be Italian, are you Italian (yes I known it's not only an Italian name)

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alessandro


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thank you
yes i am italian
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"Unable to Create File Errors For Cab/OLE
GuitarBob


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If this is a problem that isn't going away, then how about developing an error handling routine for this specific situation?

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sherpya


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there is already an error handling there, by default clamav would silently overwrite files, I can also remove the error message but I think it's better to known that not known what's happening
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shirley


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I just downloaded the latest version of ClamWin virus scanner and launched it. It ran for 6 hours. I finally stopped it as all the messages except the Firefox Phishing message that others have reported, started with this ERROR: ... message. What do I do?

P.S. Not very techie, so please answer in plain talk ! Laughing
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alch
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please paste some of those
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beachbuddha


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i'm in the same boat.............running first scan on a fresh install of ClamWIN and I have countless ...ERROR: failed to create file:

i'm letting it run to see if the program finishes

i can post the log, but it looks identical to the one you already received
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MiliTeeth


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This is what I'm getting as an error message. What are you supposed to do about it? Just let it run?


Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-80c2bc0bb20694958198b286e710a070.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld_D
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-80c2bc0bb20694958198b286e710a070.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld__5_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-80c2bc0bb20694958198b286e710a070.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld_E
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-3b38941131670a183df9a3e1a763c15d.000004e0.clamtmp/@___
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-3b38941131670a183df9a3e1a763c15d.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-3b38941131670a183df9a3e1a763c15d.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: failed to create file: c:\docume~1\owner\locals~1\temp/clamav-3b38941131670a183df9a3e1a763c15d.000004e0.clamtmp/_15_ld_
LibClamAV Error: ERROR: fC:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Setup Files\RdrBig708\ENU\Data1.cab: [/]
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Distinguishing OLE2 from CAB files
GuitarBob


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Are we sure there's no way to distinguish them? How does the operating system unpack them when installing them? Would they be only found in certain directories and not in others? Would they be used in conjunction with certain other file types that would be in the same directory? What about file sizes--would they be significantly larger or smaller than CAB files? Is there any way to make an intelligent guess as to them being OLE2?

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